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Michigan Fall Getaways

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It’s been a crazy summer, with things being way different than ever  before! Along with the changes, people have been handling summer vacation plans in new ways!  If you’re looking for a last minute getaway for the fall, here are some fun and creative ideas for escaping! Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Yurts Shot from: https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=426&type=SPRK Have you ever stayed in a yurt before? The circular shapes of yurts are to help keep the wind pressure to a minimum! The yurts in the Porcupine Mountains come with beds, stoves, but they don’t have water or electricity, so you still have that camping feel...

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Pictured Rocks in the Winter

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Courtesy of NPS When most people think of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they think of outdoor adventures! Winter in the Upper Peninsula is no exception! One thing that is on our bucket list is exploring Pictured Rocks in the winter!  Pictured Rocks is beautiful in every season, but winter brings an unique sense of adventure to the area! There are a lot of activities at Pictured Rocks during the snowy season - cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, winter camping and more! Some winters, the Pictured Rocks area receives more than 200 inches, so you will have no shortage...

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Centennial Celebration for Michigan State Parks Continues

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This year the Michigan State Parks is celebrating 100 years, as they were established on May 12, 1919. The State Park system has gone all out in creating a year long celebration for this momentous occasion. So many events have happened this year for the Centennial Celebration, but we wanted to tell you about one of our favorite events that was created. The Virtual Race series was created specifically for the busy individual in an effort to encourage you to get out and explore. One run in The Virtual Race Series is the MI Run, which you can do on...

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Winter Camping

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Winter can seem endless, but a lot of outdoors men and women don’t let a little cold weather / snow stand in their way of camping! Winter camping is popular in all parts of Northern Michigan, but there are a few spots that are favorites: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park: This is a cool spot (literally!) to see ice pancakes and beautiful winter scenes. Camping is allowed throughout the park. Sources claim that Chapel Loop is the best spot, which is a 10.4 mile loop. Porcupine Mountains: If you want to go camping, but not have the full outdoor experience...

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Top 3 Camping Spots in Northern Michigan

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The outdoors, some may argue, is best experienced while camping! We've picked three sites that are a must visit in Northern Michigan. Let us know if you've been to any and what your experience was like!  WILDERNESS STATE PARK MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN Wilderness State Park offers some of the best views in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. The white sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see and the water is perfect for swimming. This campground offers multiple camp sites right on the lake, so you can wake up and lake! There are numerous hiking/biking trails at the...

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