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
Every year, Steve Slack, a contributing writer for Michigan Travel Ideas, vacations with his family along the shore of Lake Michigan.This trip, they drove an RV and based their vacation in Muskegon, spending two days at Michigan’s Adventure, then exploring regional state parks and the downtown area.
Michigan's Adventure - The Funnel of Fear
Despite gas prices, RVing can still be one of the best bargains for extended getaways—RV park rates cost half of most hotel rooms. Cable, Wi-Fi, a heated pool and a climbing wall keep the kids happy at the Duck Creek RV Resort, directly across the road from Michigan’s Adventure.
I’m not sure who’s more excited—me or the kids—to ride the terrifying Thunderhawk and rattling Shivering Timbers wooden coaster, just two of more than 60 rides, but we make a goal to try every ride at least once. We love the Grand Rapids, a wild raft ride that shoots through waterfalls and around geysers before careening into a rocky canyon. There’s barely time to dry off before the kids convince us to try another soaking ride, which launches us through a 300-foot tunnel into the appropriately named Funnel of Fear. After two days, we’re exhausted! We tried almost every ride (our favorites more than once!) and even caught some surf in the wave pool in the adjacent water park, Wild Water Adventure.
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.
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?”
Michigan resident Katie Greer describes her first trip to the Iceman Cometh Challenge bike race.
Under a Friday sky that spoke of snow, we set out towards northwest Michigan, the home of the Iceman Cometh Challenge, the largest single-day mountain bike race in the world, with over 4,000 riders traversing the 27-mile course that takes riders from Kalkaska to Traverse City. My boyfriend, Bryan, was competing this year along with a group of our friends.