Terri and I have heard of how nice this park was for years now. A couple of years ago when the state revamped its reservation website and added photos of campsites, we even got to see what all the hype was about. We always said that if we could ever get a site right on the water that we would grab it up. A couple of weeks ago it became a reality when Terri was lucky enough to be on the reservation website and catch a cancelation as it occurred.    Harrisville State …

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It is time to go to Mackinac Island for our annual bike ride around the island. This is the perfect time of year to ride on the island. The bugs, the people and the temperature are all less than they were earlier in the year. We set up camp at the casino then hopped on a ferry and made the trip to the island. We are only here for one day so there is a lot to do before we head out in the morning. It is so nice having our …

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We are doing an over-niter at Woodland Park in Grand Marais, Michigan. This was a detour between Ste. Sault Marie and St. Ignace. We love this little town. We arrived to find the campground was quiet and peaceful but the waves along the shoreline of Lake Superior were really starting to pound against the beach with a vengeance. Terri and I ran into town for dinner to eat at the West Bay Diner. You wouldn’t think of much from this place but the food is really quite good. Everything is super fresh. The …

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Let the parade of Ships begin! Aune-Osborn Campground is the best place in Michigan that we have found to watch the ships on the Great Lakes go by. It is amazing how close you are to the ships as they pass by you on their way to and from the locks just up the river. It has been quite some time since we were last up here. We have been recommending this place to anyone we know going to the U.P. but had forgotten ourselves just how incredible the place is. …

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When you make a reservation at a park you can sometimes be in for quite a surprise when you arrive and see what the campsite actually looks like. This was the case when we arrived at the Straits State Park. It was much nicer than we had expected. The site description and photos gave us the impression that we may have some issues with the size and orientation of the spot we reserved. We assumed it was a close-quarters situation with us directly facing our neighbors. When we arrived, we …

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