One of our all time favorite places to go play is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It has just about everything you ever wanted to do. In fact, not sure it doesn’t have it all. When we go up to the U.P we feel we have the whole area to ourselves even though it can get quite crowded in peak season. We almost always go in the Fall.
A few things to know first. Have a plan for the UP. There are lots of places to visit and see. All of which has camping and places to stay. Because the UP has so much to do, you should be planning a route. This way you know which sites to see first. For example: If you are coming over the Mackinaw Bridge, then your route maybe from East to West. Lot’s of places to see around Mackinaw. Take the Ferry to Mackinaw Island and take a long bike ride. No cars allowed.
After you spend some time in Mackinaw then travel to Pictured Rocks National SeaShore. It’s a popular place to visit but a great place to explore. A great base camp is Bay Furnace Campground. Plenty of room for a large rig. Camp right next to Lake Superior. There is a gas station right across the street from the entrance and a small store to get a few supplies. It’s one of our favorite UP Campgrounds and it’s only 20.00 a night.
If you don’t want to hike in Pictured Rocks, then maybe Kayaking below the Pictured Rocks is your thing. We use a great Kayak guide when we go. You launch your Kayak right from the boat. Check them out and book it. Bay Furnace Campground is only 2 miles away from Paddle Pictured Rocks.
If you plan on going to Isle Royale National Park, then you are headed to Houghton, MI. It is a bucket list adventure to head out to the least visited National Park in our Country. If you are planning an Adventure to the Island then we recommend setting up a base camp. No better place to base camp than the City of Hancock RV Park. They probably have the best WiFi speeds we have ever seen. Which is another reason to visit this park. If you are working full time while on the road, this is a great place to hang your hat for a few days. At $25.00 dollars a day, this is pretty reasonable with all that you get at this park.
There is so much to do in the U.P. We have more blogs and video about our adventures up there. Stay tuned!