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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.
Guest Blogger Kelsey DeBruin shares her Pure Michigan moment, an annual camping trip with her family, and the feeling that so many of us can relate to when anticipating that time away from home on one of Michigan’s Great Lakes.
Every year, my extended family and I spend a week on Lake Michigan at the Charles Mears State Park in Pentwater. This tradition started 40 years ago with two families, and over time has expanded to 10 families and growing!
Thousands of people in Michigan go out every spring in search of the delicious Morel mushroom. In fact, they are so beloved that Michigan has three festivals honoring the Morel mushroom! This week’s Guest Blogger shares a story about her family’s annual mushroom hunting adventures in north eastern Michigan.
Every year my family and I make the 4 hour trip from our hometown of Belding to spend a long weekend in Wolverine, “roughin’ it.” Why? Wolverine has some of the best spots to find Morel mushrooms.
Kim Traud shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” fond memories of vacationing with her parents and her plans to carry on that tradition.
Other than the few years I lived out of state, I was born in Michigan and have raised my family here. I love Michigan for all of its timeless beauty. The places I enjoyed are still there for my kids to enjoy and hopefully will be there for generations to come! Michigan is home and will always hold my heart.
Warning! The following content contains one “helluva” lot of clichés.
Teardrops in Hell
My partner, Brad, and I own a teardrop camper and belong to the Great Lakes Chapter of Tearjerkers, a camping group dedicated to teardrop and small travel trailer owners. The group organizes several camping trips during the year. This February, Karl, the director, organized the first ever Great Lakes Chapter winter camping experience called “Tears in Hell.” Having never camped during the winter with our teardrop, Brad and I thought, “What the hell?”