We planned a unique trip this year – heading North to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as a major stop and then exploring Wisconsin. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula did not disappoint with lots of interesting places to visit.
Loaded with greenery and great State Highways – there are no Interstates to travel in the area – Michigan’s State roads are great to travel.
Well marked & maintained and a pleasure to drive. We had a delightful crossing over the “Big Mac” – Mackinaw Bridge, spanning the Straight of Mackinaw that joins the Great Lakes Huron & Michigan.
We started with a stay in the Southern area – near Manistique MI – to visit friend Laurie.
Laurie returned to the area after she retirement & played gracious tour guide during our visit – sharing her excitement & love for the area with these newcomers.
One stop was Fayette Historic State Park – the site of a historic manufacturer of pig iron & townsite that flourished between 1867-1891.
We also visited the really interesting Palms Book State Park – also known as Kitchitikip (“Big Spring”) that offers a self-guided observation raft. Guests work a wheel to propel the raft over the springs for a view of the crystal clear water that is fed by a constant spring.
A short day trip brought us to Tahquamenon Falls State Park – offering good area hikes and lovely waterfalls.
We parked the RV at Wandering Wheels Campground located in Curtis, MI. It provided a good central spot to turn from.
Another option is the brand-new Manistique Lakeshore Campground opening June 2017. A separate post on that new spot may be found here. Laurie can tell you all about the local campgrounds – as we dragged her through every local RV spot she could stand! We dubbed it the “RV Tour.”