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           RV Camping on Silver Lake
Explore one of Michigan’s true gems, situated along the south shore of Silver Lake in Traverse City, Michigan.
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Swimming and Fishing • Canoeing and Kayaking Holiday
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as you make your way south and west to Ludington. This stunning Lake Michigan town is a favorite for tourists in the summer, as is much of the Lake Michigan coastline. You’ll find a vacationer’s paradise. Beaches are located on Lake Michigan as well as the inland lake, Hamlin Lake. There are also two historic lighthouses, the North Breakwater Light and the Big Sable Point Lighthouse within the state park. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, charter a fishing boat on Lake Michigan; or, cast your line in Hamlin Lake for some delicious panfish. For a bit of history, visit Historic White Pine Village and step back in time, with special events held throughout the summer. Stop in at the Jam Farm for homemade jams, jellies, and marmalades for your camping breakfast before you find a spot to camp for the night.
DAY #8: You will continue south along the coastline, which has been a favorite destination for Chicago dwellers for generations. Drive 90 minutes to your next stop: Holland. Home of Tulip Time, this town is reminiscent of a Dutch village, both in appearance and hospitality. Windmill Island is definitely worth a visit – wooden shoes, anyone? – and
visit the most photographed lighthouse in the state, Big Red. The shops that line downtown are unique, and the streets are meticulously kept. After you spend some time there, travel just another hour to South Haven, which has two of the
best beaches in the state. Frankly, plan to spend the whole afternoon there and watch the sun go down.
DAY #9: This day will take you to two picturesque Michigan towns, St. Joseph and New Buffalo. You’ll reach St. Joseph first. There, visit Silver Beach County Park and
take a ride on the carousel, walk along the sandy shoreline, and meander the pier out to the pair of lights. The Whirlpool Compass Fountain is an enchanting display, and if you have kids, they will enjoy cooling off in the spray. In New Buffalo, you’ll also find a beautiful beach, but turn your sights inland to Galien River County Park, a mix of upland and wetland habitats that includes a canopy walkway, platforms, and overlooks. It’s a great way to walk off any chocolate you
may have picked up from a St. Joseph chocolate shop. Rent a kayak or canoe and explore the Galien River. Finish off the day by picking up some local wine and drinking it back at the campsite.
DAY #10: Finish your summer driving tour in another small town: Colon. Flanked by Long Lake and Palmer Lake, Colon is affectionally known as “Magical Capital of the World” because it’s home to the Abbott Magic Company (the largest magic shop in the world), has weekly magic performances, and the MagiCelibration Magic Festival. The high school even gets into the spirit, mascot is a white rabbit with a black top hat. Several magicians, 28 in fact, have made Colon their final resting place, which means a trip to the cemetery might be worth adding to the itinerary.
We wish we could have included every single town and attraction in this list. Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is full of treasures, scenic views, history, and kind people. Use our itinerary as a starting point, but feel free to expand and explore. After all, that’s why we go on road trips anyway, to see and experience new places and things.
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