Category Archives: Camping

Our 2013 Camping Season

On this past weekend, my wife and I ventured out to W. J. Hayes State Park for our final camping trip of the season. On this trip we were joined by 3 other families, and had a terrific two-days of … Continue reading

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Dogs at camp

There are few scenes that better depict the camping experience, than a faithful dog lying at the feet of its master next to a crackling fire. And the classic scene of a dog chasing a stick along a beach with … Continue reading

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Wilderness State Park

On the North Coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, 11 miles West of Mackinaw City, is a park called Wilderness State Park. The park covers over 10,000 acres of land, extending West from Cecil Bay, through Big Stone Bay and along … Continue reading

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Camp etiquette

As I have mentioned before, much of the camping we do is in State Park camping areas, or private camp grounds. Usually we are surrounded by dozens, or even hundreds of other campers. At some campgrounds, the sites are in … Continue reading

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Critters at camp

Spending time in the outdoors will inevitably lead to critter encounters. Whether you see a friendly chipmunk on your path, a white-tailed doe grazing in a meadow, or a curious raccoon prowling your site, you are very likely to see … Continue reading

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Cool new stuff for my camper in 2013!

On our second trip of the summer, my wife and I took the camper to Ludington State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan. We went to this campground last June, and vowed to return. For this blog post I … Continue reading

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Things to do around W.J. Hayes State Park in the Irish Hills of Michigan

As I mentioned in my previous post, we had our shake-down trip at W. J. Hayes State Park in Onsted Michigan. The region around the park is known as the Irish Hills of Michigan, owing its name to the many … Continue reading

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