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
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With 78 state parks, 19 state recreation areas, and 6 state forests, Michigan has the largest state park and state forest system of any state, so it’s no wonder that camping and Michigan are almost synonymous.
Locals and visitors alike love to get away to one of the more than 1,200 Michigan campgrounds for a weekend (or longer!) of outdoor adventure.