Cottage Life in Ludington

Driving to Ludington - Photo Credit - Chris Arace

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. Continue reading

Trip Around the Mitten

Michigan Road Trip Map

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!

Continue reading

August is Michigan Camping & RV Month!

Hiking into the Woods

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

Continue reading