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wanderingdawgs

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Minnesota - Itasca State Park for the Headwaters of the Mississippi River has two nice campgrounds, Temperance River State Park on Lake Superior to see the beautiful Minnesota North Shore. My blog post about Minnesota

Wisconsin - We enjoyed the Door County Peninsula and on another trip camped beside the Mississippi River at Grant River COE in Petosi. My blog post about Wisconsin

Michigan - Muskegon State Park on Lake Michigan, Lakeport State Park on Lake Huron and Porcupine Mountains on Lake Superior. We enjoyed going to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Macinac Island, Soo Locks, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and seeing the waterfalls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. My blog post about Michigan


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I'm beginning to think that we should put these states at the end of our trip, late July and early August. We can head out west first and then circle back around thru these states at the end of the trip via Hwy 2. Then down the great lakes shore.

Nice blog Beth and Henry, you need to syndicate it via RSS if your blog site allows that. It makes following it automatic.


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Do Door County instead of the UP. I did the UP once and never again. I won't even drive near there!

Actually do a search on all the wonderful places to RV to in Wisconsin. I used to live there and never even scratched the surface of all the interesting places to go to.

Even along the Wisconsin Illinois borders are some real nice places.


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I have lived in WI for 63 years and have not run out of places to go for weekend trips. You an send me a PM and we an talk if you want.


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As Bob, I've lived in WI my entire life. Lots of great things to see and do. We've been going to Door County for most of our trips the past 10 years. Good hiking in Peninsula State Park, Newport State Park, and Rock Island State Park. Newport is backpack camping only, Rock Island does not have roads and doesn't even allow bicycles. Peninsula has many tent sites that can accommodate decent size trailers. Great biking everywhere and lots of good restaurants.

Best hiking in WI is Devils Lake State Park. Another fantastic area to visit is the St. Croix Falls area.

You can spends days visiting the water falls in Marinette County and there are lots of places to boon dock.

My daughter lives in the UP and there are lots of things up there to see. Lots of good hiking and water falls, especially in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area. And don't miss Tahquamenon Falls.

We no longer camp in July or August because of the heat and bugs. June and September is some of the best weather here for camping


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As Campfire Tim said, Devils Lake is great for hiking. I am sitting in my recliner and can see the bluffs around Devils Lake from my front window. I volunteer at the park doing trail maintenance and with kayak tours.

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rockhillmanor wrote:

I did the UP once and never again. I won't even drive near there!


What happened to you in the UP?


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rockhillmanor wrote:

I did the UP once and never again. I won't even drive near there!


Those of us who are planning trips there are curious as to why you feel this way...

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Addy15 wrote:

rockhillmanor wrote:

I did the UP once and never again. I won't even drive near there!


Those of us who are planning trips there are curious as to why you feel this way...


I lived in the UP, Northern WI, and Northern MN for about 30 years. Yes, the black flies can be bad in spring/early summer as has been mentioned. But avoiding the UP altogether makes you miss out on some truly beautiful and enjoyable areas (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Porcupine Mtns State Park, Bond Falls, Agate Falls, Sylvania Wilderness Area, Kitchi-ti-Kippi (Big Spring), Saulte Lock and Dams, Mackinack Island, etc.).

A few years ago, we went in mid-to-late June. I was leary because I thought the flies and mosquitos would still be bad. We experienced almost none, except for one rainy day near Lake Gogebic.

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We were in the UP in mid July. No issues. Maybe it was because we were up in Munising and the warmest it got was 60 deg the day we left and it rained on and off for a week..........thanks now I need to go back, late July early August!


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