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Petoskey, Michigan

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  • Boyne Falls, Michigan

    Snowshoe at Boyne Mountain

    3.1 mi
    The trailhead for the snowshoe trail is located across the street from the Boyne Cross Country Ski center parking lot.  The trail starts out by winding through the woods sandwiched between the Boyne Mountain Resort maintenance facility and a road, so you’ll hear traffic and equipment noise for th...
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  • Charlevoix, Michigan

    Camp at Fisherman's Island State Park

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    Located just south of Charlevoix is Fisherman's Island State Park. The park offers miles of biking/hiking trails, and campsites directly on the beach of Lake Michigan.  Although located just outside of town, there is no service in this area, leaving you completely cut off from the outside world. ...
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  • Indian River, Michigan

    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2 mi / 89 ft gain
    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Afton, Michigan.
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  • Mackinaw City, Michigan

    Photograph the Mackinac Bridge

    5.0
    The upper peninsula of Michigan is connected to the mainland by the Mackinac Bridge. This bridge is quite impressive from a distance and it makes a great object for photography at any time of the day. If you want to get up close to the bridge, try visiting one of the parks located on the north or...
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  • Bellaire, Michigan

    Ski Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts

    Just about an hour north of Traverse City in the village of Bellaire lies Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts! The mountain offers 53 runs with several base areas. The terrain is applicable for any type of skier, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced rider. We spent the majority of ou...
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  • St. Ignace, Michigan

    Mackinac Bridge

    Straits State Park is located on the upper peninsula of Michigan and is minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Named after the straits that pass through the two peninsulas, this state park offers gorgeous views of the bridge at night. From the campground, head just a few feet towards the beach on the...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    6 mi / 183 ft gain
    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Mission Point Lighthouse

    0.2 mi
    Mission Point Lighthouse is situated between the East and West Grand Traverse Bays, about 20 minutes north of downtown Traverse City. This historic lighthouse offers stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. There is a parking lot located a few hundred feet away where visitors can p...
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  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Bike around Mackinac Island

    4.0
    8.05 mi / 115 ft gain
    Mackinac Island is accessible only by ferry, and there are no cars allowed on the island. While you can rent bikes over there, we opted to bring ours along on the Star Line ferry. Super easy and we had no problems! Lake Shore Boulevard, or State Highway M-185, wraps around the entire island and ...
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  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Tranquil Bluff Trail on Mackinac Island

    5.0
    3.09 mi / 180 ft gain
    You will need to take a ferry to the island to access this hike, but the fare is cheap and is worth it for a day trip. This hike starts at the very popular (and thus usually crowded) Arch Rock and takes you halfway across the island to British Landing. Even with the initial crowds, you should be...
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  • Leland, Michigan

    Camp on South Manitou Island

    5.0
    South Manitou Island is situated off of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Lake Michigan. The island is only accessible by a two-hour ferry ride, which leaves once a day from Leeland.Upon arriving at the island boat dock, you'll soon realize this isn't an ordinary experience. South Man...
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  • Leland Township, Michigan

    Paddle Board Lake Michigan from Leland Harbor

    5.0
    For a day on the water, off the shores of Lake Michigan head to Leland. Park in the marina and load onto your paddle boards from the boat ramp. You'll quickly find your way out of the marina, in which you can head right, left or to open water. Either way you'll find accessible beaches and clear s...
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Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Journey
Mackinaw City, Michigan

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Gaylord KOA Holiday
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Gaylord KOA Holiday

St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday
St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday

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Lake Michigan At St. Ignace

Brevoort Lake Campground
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Brevoort Lake Campground

Carp River Campground
St. Ignace, Michigan

Carp River Campground