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#55 – Visit the Mouth of the Huron River

One of the Upper Peninsula’s Hidden Gems If the mouth of the Huron River were anywhere near Los Angeles it would be the “go to” movie set anytime Hollywood needed a stunning wilderness beach for their newest blockbuster. Lucky for us, L.A. is over two thousand miles away. This windswept expanse of beach where the […]

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#45 – Camp at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

The Basics If you want to camp in Copper Harbor, you’ve got two options, the state owned Fort Wilkins State Park, or the privately owned Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground. Both campgrounds offer modern camping with electricity, showers and more. I’ll focus on Fort Wilkins State Park for this post and will cover the […]

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Sunset over a shipwreck, just a few steps away from our campsite.

#43 – Camp at Hurricane River

There are three drive-in campgrounds within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Litter Beaver Lake Campground, Twelvemile Beach Campground, and Hurricane River Campground. So far I’ve only camped at Hurricane River, so that’s what I’ll be writing about here. More to come about Twelvemile Beach and Little Beaver Lake in future posts! I also should note […]

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#31 – Tour the Historic Ghost Town of Fayette

Fayette historic state park is truly something to behold. Once a bustling company town at the tip of the Garden Peninsula, the well-preserved buildings have now been standing for nearly 150 years, and it’s a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. After the iron operation that created the town shut down in the late 1800’s, […]

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#25 – Enjoy Your Very Own Private Lake at the Teddy Lake Yurt

The Teddy Lake Yurt in Craig Lake State Park The Teddy Lake Yurt is buried deep within Craig Lake State Park, the park billed as “Michigan’s most remote state park.” If you seek solitude, a quiet spot for a family retreat, or a romantic weekend away, the Teddy Lake Yurt would be a good bet. […]

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#21 – It Doesn’t Suck: Blind Sucker #2 Campground

Blind Sucker #2 Campground You’ve got to camp at Blind Sucker #2 campground sometime just for the name. But beyond the humorous title bestowed upon it, this little rustic campground is a pretty cool place to pitch a tent. You’ll drive on gravel for a few miles to get there, but hey, this is the […]

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