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Camp Michigan

Did you know that July 2012 is Michigan Camping and RV Month?

Michigan has more than 950 private RV parks and campgrounds in addition to the 98 state parks, 133 state forest campgrounds and 7 areas in Michigan under the US Forest Service. That is over 140,000 campsites!

Whether you are headed out in a tent to a rustic site or you have just purchased from a great selection of used motorhomes that need full hook-up, you are sure to find a perfect spot in Michigan. Plan ahead with friends to take your toys in your used toy haulers by picking a spot near ATV trails so you can ride all day and sit by the campfire all evening!

Bottom line is get out there and Enjoy Michigan any time of year!

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RVing in Northern Michigan in the Fall

Northern Michigan in the Fall – is one of the most beautiful places to travel, camp, or take a scenic tour, due to the changing colors of the leaves. Michigan is known for its Great Lakes but also has its beautiful country side and national forests where you will find the most stunning canvas of colors.

Whether you are an RVer, a camper, or just a site seer, you will find your adventure of Northern Michigan starting about 30 minutes North of the Tri-Cities, the Midland-Bay City-Saginaw area if you are coming from Detroit. If you are coming from the Grand Rapids area you will start your adventure about an hour North in the Manistee National Forest.

Heading North from Grand Rapids you can choose to follow the shore line and take US31 into Ludington and continue North to Manistee and Traverse City. If you are looking for more country side and rolling hills you can take US131 North to Cadillac and then continue further North to Kalkaska and Petoskey.

Coming North from Detroit or Flint you can choose to see more country side by taking US10 North of Midland to Clare then follow US127 North past Houghton Lake into Grayling. Then you can continue North on I75 to Mackinaw and the Upper Peninsula where you will find much more country side and national forests. If you are looking to see more shore line then take I75 North to US23 and you will head toward East Tawas, continue to follow US23 North and you will also see Thunder Bay, Alpena, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City.

RVing and Camping in Northern Michigan in the Fall is the perfect end to the Summer season, but come prepared for cool mornings and evenings, and mild afternoons. Its the perfect time for a campfire, so grab a sweatshirt and enjoy your time around the campfire one last time for the year.
Not sure where to setup camp, take a look at the Michigan State Park & Forest Campground list. You will find many of the Michigan campgrounds in this list.

Activities: Hiking, Camping, Boating, Canoeing, Site Seeing, Golf, Beaches, Fishing, Hunting, and More.

A few places to visit in Northern Michigan:Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinaw Island, Mackinaw City, East Tawas, East Tawas Point, Tahquamenon Falls, Traverse City, and Much More.

Helpful Links

Pure Michigan Website http://www.michigan.org/
Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds http://www.michcampgrounds.com/arvcmichn/index.php
Wiki Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Michigan

If you are planning on an RV Vacation to Northern Michigan but you need a new RV or you don’t currently own an RV you can take a look at some great Used RVs to find a Used RV in Michigan before you start your Fall trip into Northern Michigan.

GPS Coordinates at the center of Northern Michigan (Grayling Michigan): 44.743943, -84.648884

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