Driving to Ludington
Thank you to today’s guest blogger, JillAnn Norcross for sharing her love of cottage living “up north,” and a very important list of must-bring staples on any cottage vacation.
You can tell when you’re getting closer to the Lake, and getting further north – whether you’re the one driving or curled up in the back seat watching the trees and fields change through the window. You might pass a fruit orchard or two, instead of cow pastures or corn fields. The trees turn into pines and airy aspens. The air gets that moist, sandy, windswept smell that helps you to picture the dunes in your mind. Read more…
Great Lakes Circle Tour - Michigan Road Trip Map
Dawn LaVigne shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a two-week road trip and camping excursion along the shore of Michigan last summer.
Last summer, we drove the entire shore of Michigan. Our two-week camping trip began on the west side of the state. From there, we drove north and east, into the Upper Peninsula and then back down into the Lower Peninsula and along Lake Huron. It was two weeks of water, sand, forests, blue skies, sunshine, history and family fun!
Hiking into the Woods
Michigan’s Governor and legislature has declared August, 2011 “Michigan Camping & RV Month!” It’s no surprise that we would celebrate camping in Michigan, because if you love camping, Michigan is the best of the best. We have:
- more than 160 county or government operated campgrounds with over 14,700 sites
- over 300,000 licensed recreation vehicles, including motorhomes and travel trailers
- 98 state parks and recreation areas
- 133 state forest campgrounds
Every week we have a dialogue with our Facebook fans and Twitter followers in order to provide you with the very best Michigan travel-related information. Here are a few of the questions that we asked, and you answered this week.
The heatwave that gripped most of the state this week had many people thinking about ways to cool down. With that in mind, we asked fans on Twitter to share some of their favorite lakes to take a swim.
Whether you’re in a cabin, tent, or RV, there are many ways to get your camp on in Pure Michigan. We reached deep into our Flickr archives to share with you some of our favorite camping images. Have one of your own to share? Post it on our Facebook page or send us a Tweet! Don’t forget to check out our camping infographic to learn more about camping in Michigan.
You can take a hiking trip and quickly set-up a tent at the end of the day.
Camping on Isle Royale