Aune Osborn. It's a city run RV park just east of Sault Ste Marie. Right on the St. Mary's River with a great view of the lake freighters that just transited the Soo Locks and a view of Canada on the other shore. The locks are three miles away, right down town. The Canadian Bush Plane Museum is just across the bridge in Saute Saint Marie, Ontario. (Search it on the web). Casino is just 2 miles away too.
Pictured Rocks is nice, if you hit good weather on the big lake (no fog, no rain). Tickets are something like $50 or $60 apiece IIRC, but the captain keeps you entertained and the views are very nice.
The drive along the west shore of Keweenaw Peninsula is very nice, plenty of shoreline. McLain SP is my favorite up here, it's right on the water. Ft. Wilkins SP up at the tip of the peninsula is historic, with a CG on a small lake.
If you like history, Fayette SP (SW of Manistique) is an old iron smelting port, with a bunch of old buildings and artifacts. Also Mackinaw City has the fort.
Be sure to see the Big Spring at Palms Book SP, just NW of Manistique. Possibly the clearest pool you'll ever float overtop of, with fish on the bottom looking like they are only ten feet away instead of forty.
Mackinac Island is about a half hour boat ride from the mainland; no cars allowed on the island, but it's fun to rent bikes and ride all the way around. Nice views of the lake, no noise. Another fort here, and plenty of tourist shops. Also horse rentals for brief, tame rides. Mackinaw City has a lighthouse in town and another one about 3 miles west, McGulpin Point.
Along the west side, Charlevoix is a pretty little town. Traverse City has a nice park on the water. Sleeping Bear Dunes is worth a drive to the top of the scenic drive (use toad) for a high-up view of the lake. Head south to Empire, then double back straighter north on Bar Lake Road 2.5 miles for a swim in a nice, warm little lake just a hundred yards or so from L. Michigan.
Ludington SP is pretty and it has a pleasant walk of about 1.5 miles, parallel to the big lake, to the Big Sable Point lighthouse.
Stop at Silver Lake SP and rent a dune buggy to ride the sand dunes. See another lighthouse a couple miles south, a nice reddish-brown brick one.
Mike & Sherry
2000 Mercury Mountaineer
2008 Toyota Highlander
2011 KZ Spree Escape E14RB
Do stop at the Locks. It is an amazing sight - even from the ground - I was on the ships for years and only recently got to see that side.
In SSM, There are four museums and the tower. The tower is not all that great, the Valley Camp (a museum in an old lake freighter) is real good, the River of History (in town) is worth the trip, and when you are at the locks you will go through the COE museum and be next to another (name forgotten) that is tied to the Whitefish Point museum. I have never been to the Whitefish Point museum for emotional reasons.
Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dog going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.
Extra Class Ham Radio operator - K9ERG (since 1956)
Retired Electronics Engineer and Antenna Designer
Was a campground host at IBSP (2006-2010) - now retired.
Single - Full-timer
2005 Four Winds 29Q
1982 6.2L Diesel Suburban 1500