Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota Circuit

MUSKEGON, MI

June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Activity Ideas

Sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. Muskegon State Park with hiking, biking and the Blockhouse tower for viewing the ocean. Windmill Island Gardens with an authentic working Dutch Windmill. Visit the Ludington Maritime Museum. Day trip to Holland SP and the Dutch town of Holland, MI.

Parking Location

PJ Hoffmaster State Park Campground, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445. Phone 231 798-3711

Directions and Other Information

From Oct I-96 and US-31, go 5 mi S on US-31, then 2.5 mi W on E. Pontaluna Road. $33 for 30amp, $37 for 50amp. Dump available. Reservations recommended online at www.midnrreservations.com

GPS Coordinates

N43.138604, W86.273925 - Click on link to see Google Map


GLEN HAVEN, MI

June 15, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers miles of sandy beaches, bluffs that tower 450ft. above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes and unique flora and fauna. Hike the myriad of trails, enjoy nature and the breathtaking views or go bird watching. Nearby Glen Arbor offers unique shopping and art galleries.

Parking Location

David Henry Day Campground, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI

Directions and Other Information

From M-22, turn left onto M-109 N, turn right to stay on M-109 N, go 5 miles and turn left onto DH Day Campground. $20/night dry camp, Sr. Pass discount for $10/night. Dump and water available at the park.

GPS Coordinates

N44.89948, W86.0202 - Click on link to see Google Map


CHARLEVOIX, MI

June 21, 2018 to June 26, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hop on the ferry to Beaver Island, walk the beach at Fisherman's Island State Park, pick up some fresh smoked whitefish for dinner, and end the day with an ice cream cone and a walk on the waterfront. Tour historic lighthouses and get a glimpse of what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Visit the Harsha House and the Charlevoix Depot Museum to understand the rich history of this area. Day trip to Petoskey for rock (fossilized coral) hunting.

Parking Location

Fisherman’s Island State Park, Charlevoix, MI

Directions and Other Information

From town go 5 miles S on US31, turn R on Bell Bay Rd, then go 2.5 mi on Bell Bay Rd. Rustic dry camp $17/night. Tables, grill, water and toilets.

GPS Coordinates

N45.304475, W85.315025 - Click on link to see Google Map


ST IGNACE, MI

June 26, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Activity Ideas

St. Ignace is a charming little tourist town, known for the beautiful Mackinac Bridge and historic Mackinac Island. There is a boat trip to the island and bike the eight-mile loop on the only state highway in the United States with no vehicular traffic, or explore the interior on foot. Sample the famous Mackinac fudge and admire the horse drawn carriages. Drive over the famous bridge to Mill Creek Discovery Park. View a demonstration of a recreated saw mill from the 1700s take a ride down the zip line or try out the climbing wall. Kayak the Carp River. Fish fry at the Moose Lodge

Parking Location

Kewadin Casino, 3395 North 3 Mile Road, Hessel, MI

Directions and Other Information

From M-134 E turn left onto N 3 Mile Rd, in 3.4 mi arrive at Casino. $10 dry camp, $15 for 30 amp. Dump station available off site. Reservations are encouraged at 1-800-539-2346.

GPS Coordinates

N46.055325, W84.426001 - Click on link to see Google Map


ALPENA, MI

July 3, 2018 to July 9, 2018
Hosts

Donna Lee Cole, (602) 738-1978

Activity Ideas

Dancing Thursday – Saturday at a nearby bar, July 4th festivities in Alpena include a 5K, 1mi run, the 18th annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, the 8th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, a parade and fireworks. Bike the Alpena Bi-Path that spans 18.5 total miles throughout the city of Alpena, and offers views of Lake Huron, Thunder Bay River, and local historic landmarks.

Parking Location

Thunder Bay RV Park, 4250 US 23, Alpena, MI

Directions and Other Information

From Alpena, head south on US-23, campground will be on the right . $10 dry camp, $20 FHU, Bathroom and showers available and Pavilion. Dump available

GPS Coordinates

N45.014835, W83.464716 - Click on link to see Google Map


SAULT STE MARIE, MI

July 9, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Activity Ideas

Tour Locks, hike Voyageur Trail, Geocache, explore St. Joseph Island, Bushplane Museum, guided museum tour. Ride the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, a one-day wilderness train tour takes you 183 kms north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario over towering trestles and along pristine northern lakes and rivers, to the Agawa Canyon. The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site consists of the two oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto. 200 years old, these buildings have witnessed the growth and transformation of a small Ojibwa encampment into a Northern Ontario hub. Located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, the museum welcomes visitors year-round to explore the three floors of exhibit galleries that depict the heritage of Sault Ste. Marie. Displays include traveling and locally curated exhibits.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 543 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste Marie

Directions and Other Information

From the SSM International Bridge, turn left onto Huron St, immediately turn right onto Albert St W, at 1.3 mi take slight left onto East St, Use right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto Wellington St E, at 1.1 mi keep left to continue on Trunk Rd, Moose Lodge is on the right in 1.4 miles. Dry Camp; water available at lodge, no dump.

GPS Coordinates

N46.51998, W84.27666 - Click on link to see Google Map


TAHQUAMENON FALLS, MN

July 15, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the Midwest’s largest waterfall, an impressive sight to see and it’s surrounded by a terrific trail system, has paddling and fishing opportunities at the lower falls, there is even a brewpub on site. Tour the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum including Whitefish Point Lighthouse.

Parking Location

Tahquamenon Lower Falls Hemlock CG, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, 6999 N Lower Falls Campground Lane, Paradise, MI

Directions and Other Information

From I-75, take exit 386 for M-28 toward Newberry/Munising, turn right onto M-28 W, go 30 mi, turn right onto M-123 N, go 22 mi, turn left onto M-123 S, after 10 mi, turn left toward N Lower Campground Lane then turn left onto N Lower Campground Lane. $25 (50A), $23 (20/30A). Reservations are encouraged, 1-800-447-2757.

GPS Coordinates

N46.60664, W85.19944 - Click on link to see Google Map


MARQUETTE, MI

July 20, 2018 to July 26, 2018
Hosts

Tom Young

Activity Ideas

Bike or walk in Presque Isle Park, enjoy ice cream at Jilbert’s Dairy, tour pit mine and processing factory, and watch taconite being loaded into ocean liners. Great kayaking in nearby lakes & rivers, waterfalls, bike or backpack on Grand Island, Picture Rocks boat tour, & hikes.

Parking Location

Ojibwa Casino, 105 Acre Trail, Marquette, MI or possibly the Fairgrounds.

Directions and Other Information

From Marquette go east 11 miles on SR 28. Watch for sign to turn right on Kawbawgam Avenue to Ojibwa Casino. $20/night.

GPS Coordinates

N46.481727, W87.243304 - Click on link to see Google Map


HOUGHTON, MI

July 26, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Hosts

Co-Host Jack Forslund 906 364-5872

Activity Ideas

Take the ferry to Isle Royale National Park for hiking, kayaking and scuba diving. Tour the Quincy Mine and the Coppertown Mining Museum to learn all about the history of the area where mining was king. Stop by Sheldon’s Bakery for an old miner’s favorite dinner – a pasty (pasties are filled with meats and vegetables). The ghost town of Delaware including the Delaware Copper Mine. Travel along scenic highway 41 and stop at the Jampot for an afternoon treat. Tour the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum to learn about the area’s interesting rocks and minerals. Breakfast at Suomi Diner is a must. Boat tour of the lighthouses. Visit Houghton College for Rock Museum (free).

Parking Location

Hancock Recreation Area, 2000 Jasberg St, Hancock, MI

Directions and Other Information

From US-41 in Houghton, take a slight left onto Shelden Ave, immediately turn right onto Portage Canal Lift Bridge, in .5 mi turn left onto Quincy St, remain on Quincy St. until you come to Hancock Recreation Area on the left. Reservations recommended, call 906 482-2720 before May 15th or 906 482-7413 after May 15th. $22/day for electric. Restrooms, showers and laundry available.

GPS Coordinates

N47.131013, W88.615784 - Click on link to see Google Map


WAKEFIELD, MI

August 1, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Hosts

Jack Forslund 806 364-5872

Activity Ideas

Bike or hike the Bell Isle Trail. Hiking to local waterfalls. Kayak nearby lakes (rentals available). Visit mining and logging museums and Copper Peak, the biggest ski flying jump in the USA. Kayak, rock-hound swim, and or picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. On 8/1, visit Mercer, WI for the annual Loon Festival that includes music, food, arts and crafts and the famous loon calling contest. BBQ at Jack's house in Ramsay. Fish fry at the VFW and Pizza at Ore House. Lots of other possibilities.

Parking Location

Eddy Park Campground, 316 Chicago Mine Rd, Wakefield, MI

Directions and Other Information

Eddy Park is located on the north east shore of Sunday Lake, along Hwy M-28. $25/day W&E. Reservations are recommended, call 906 229-5131 Ext 1002 prior to Memorial Day, afterwards call Camp Host at 906 224-4481.

GPS Coordinates

N46.48508, W89.93744 - Click on link to see Google Map


APOSTLE ISLAND, WI (Parking in Bayfield, WI)

August 6, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Activity Ideas

Thirteen Island Boat Cruise and see lighthouses and sea caves, ferry to Madeline Island State Historic Museum, fresh fish at Cornacopia, National Forest w/campground, kayaking, fishing, hiking, Iron River

Parking Location

Dalrymple City Park, 86070 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI

Directions and Other Information

From State Hwy 13N turn right onto Rittenhouse Ave, go .4 mi, turn left onto 1st St, go .5 mi and arrive at Dalrymple Park and Campground. $25/day, electrical hookups, no reservations. Vault toilets, showers available at the Bayfield Recreation Facility at 140 S. Broad St. for a fee. Dump at 85025 Old San Rd, Call 715 779-3823 for an appointment M-F from 9 to 2.

GPS Coordinates

N46.818604, W90.809747 - Click on link to see Google Map


SUPERIOR, WI

August 6, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Activity Ideas

Amnicon Falls, WI, Maritime Visitors Center, St. Louis Co. Heritage Center, Great Lakes aquarium, Old Fire and Police Museum, Mill Hill Mall, Glen Sheen Mansion, Richard Bong Museum (air force hero)

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 66 E 5th St, Superior, WI

Directions and Other Information

From US-53N, turn left onto US-2W, go .3 mi turn right onto E 5th St, go .1 mi and arrive at Moose Lodge. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N46.7222, W92.07506 - Click on link to see Google Map


GRAND MARIAS, MN

August 13, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Activity Ideas

Gunflint Trail; Fishing; Isle Royale National Park – boat trip if Lake Superior water levels high enough; Possible Kayaking near Lake Superior shore – depending on the weather; Kayaking in local lakes; Biking; Hiking; Golf (9 hole).

Parking Location

Judge CR Magney State Park Campground, 4051 MN 61, Grand Marais, MN or possibly dry camping at the Court House.

Directions and Other Information

Turn left into SP from MN 61. Reservations are recommended, rates vary from $15 to $23.

GPS Coordinates

N47.81819, W90.05262 - Click on link to see Google Map


ELY, MN

August 18, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the International Wolf Center, includes outdoor programs and live wolf exhibits. Tour the Dorothy Molter Museum, Dorothy, known as the root beer lady, brewed twelve thousand bottles every summer offering them to visitors stopping by during their trip in the Boundary Waters. Enjoy kayaking or hiking in the Boundary Waters Area. Try your luck at fishing for walleye or trout in pristine waters. Birding enthusiasts can find approximately 155 species of birds including owls, bald eagles, numerous waterfowl and song birds.

Parking Location

Fall Lake CG, Superior National Forest, 14197 Fall Lake Rd, Ely, MN

Directions and Other Information

From Ely, travel north & east on Highway 169 to County Road 18 (Fernberg Rd). Travel 4.5 miles to Fall Lake Road. Turn left and continue 1.5 miles to the CG entrance. Elec. sites: $18 / night (Golden Age: $10.50). Water and dump on site. Modern restrooms with showers.

GPS Coordinates

N47.951482, W91.719055 - Click on link to see Google Map


CASS LAKE, MN

August 24, 2018 to August 30, 2018
Activity Ideas

Mississippi Headwaters (Itasca State Park) – possible kayaking from headwaters depending on river depth. Boat tour on lake feeding Mississippi Headwaters; Kayaking – local rivers and lakes; Bicycle Trails; Hiking Trails; Near Bemidji, MN – Bemidji is noted for being the first city on the Mississippi River; Golf – 9 hole in Cass Lake, multiple 18 hole courses in Bemidji Fishing – 400 fishing lakes within 25 miles of Bemidji; Paul Bunyan Playhouse – “Music Man”; Paul Bunyan Amusement Park; Geocaching; Birding.

Parking Location

Chippewa/Norway Beach Loop, Cass Lake, MN

Directions and Other Information

Take US 2, east for 3.4 miles from Cass Lake, Minnesota, to the Norway Beach Recreation area. Turn left and travel 1.1 miles to Campground road and follow the signs to Chippewa Loop. $21/ night. Electric sites – water and dump available in park. Restrooms with showers available.

GPS Coordinates

N47.37858, W94.52139 - Click on link to see Google Map


GOODRIDGE, MN

August 30, 2018 to September 5, 2018
Hosts

Jim Dahlen 218-416-0203

Activity Ideas

Tour Robotic Dairy Barn and possibly other factory tours of Arctic Cat, Polaris and Digikey. Kayaking at Ed Lake River and hiking and/or kayaking at Thief River Falls. Day trip to visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Parking Location

Free dry camping on a vacant lot near AC Tvedt Park, between Main St and Brandenberg St, off S. Guinan Ave.

Directions and Other Information

From MN-1 W, turn right onto MN-219 N, go 1.6 mi and turn right onto Vaughn Main St. E., turn right on Guinan Ave. Water is available. Dump is available near the corner of N Lindstrom Ave and Pennington St.

GPS Coordinates

N48.14316, W9580579 - Click on link to see Google Map


CARLOS, MN

September 5, 2018 to September 10, 2018
Hosts

Tom Wiering 320-304-2533

Activity Ideas

Nightly campfires, pool table available, horse shoes, hiking path and even Skeeter Slapping, Kayaking on Lake Alexandria, Bike trail of 154 miles. Visit the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, which houses artifacts found in MN that relate to Middle-Age Nordic explorers.

Parking Location

Tom Wiering's Place, 3259 Buckskin Rd NE, Carlos, MI

Directions and Other Information

From MN-29 S, turn right onto Buckskin Rd NE, Tom's place is the third place on the right. WIN signs will be out. Dump at Lake Carlos State Park within 1 mi of Tom's house. $7.

GPS Coordinates

N46.009453 W95.327734 - Click on link to see Google Map