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Post Info TOPIC: Next summer in Michigan and Wisconsin

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Next summer in Michigan and Wisconsin

after wintering in Florida for the winter ( leaving Florida May 1) we plan to head out and explore the Michigan and Wisconsin area.

we have a 43’ 5th wheel and we are looking for suggestions for some good campgrounds and areas to explore.

and ideas on how early we need to reserve book our sites. (We look for full hook up site)We have never been to this area before.


Bob C

The fulltime Dream begins, class of 2016

2016 Dodge Ram 5500 HD Classy Chassis hauler bed/air ride

2016 New Horizon Majestic M43RL3S

home base Sandwich,Ma.


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I would spend a couple to a few hours at www.michigan.org. Most of the things to do are listed on this web site. It's run by the Michigan Convention and Visitors bureau if I'm not mistaken. You might also want to check out michiganbackroads.com. The siphon bridge is one that has intrigued me since I heard about it a few years ago, I still haven't seen it. In any case there area TON of campgrounds in both peninsulas of Michigan. For any stays in the lower peninsula after Memorial Day and before Labor Day I would recommend reservations, especially for weekends. As for particular things to see in no particular order are:
1. Henry Ford Museum and Green Field Village in Dearborn.
2. Sleeping Bear Dunes on the west Coast.
3. Sault St. Marie in the Upper Peninsula
4. The Mackinac Bridge
5. Fort Michillimacinac (sp?) at the south end of the bridge
6. Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit
7. The "sunrise side" which is the east coast of Michigan. It's less crowded than the west side of the state.
8. As to "outdoor" activities Michigan has pretty great fishing for anything from bluegills to Muskie. Don't overlook the smaller lakes and rivers that don't get a lot of fishing pressure. Many of the upper lower peninsula rivers have steelhead in them all year long.

As to places to stay I would check the Pure Michigan site above. I do know that camping around the Detroit area can be had at the Wayne Count Fair grounds in Belleville and at Sterling State Park south of Detroit in, I believe, Monroe. If you have any more questions just ask.


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We stayed two months in Michigan this summer. One month smack dab in the middle of the state at the St. Louis/Church of God campground in St. Louis, MI. Water & power but no sewer - you have to go to their dump station. Best thing about it - QUIET (and wonderful people running it). Second month was further north in Manistee at The Bluffs at Manistee Lake. Huge lots, not crowded at all, QUIET, and again, wonderful people. So much to do around both sites.


Julie & Ray - FT Class of 2017

2018 Nexus Bentley 34B - 36' Class A DP

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Add Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. The Whole UP including Taquananum Falls and Picture Lakes. The Ferry Ride from either north or south end of Mac bridge over to Mackinaw Island - have some Fudge.


Barb & Dave O'Keeffe

2002 Alpine 36 MDDS (Figment II), 2018 Ford C-Max HYBRID

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