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.
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.