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Outdoor Adventures in Michigan That You Need to Try


Whether you are looking for rolling hills, crystal clear lake waters, or stunning sand dunes, you will find the perfect campground for your needs in the state of Michigan. This geographically diverse region features a host of unique camping sites, all featuring a different set out of outdoor activities to keep you busy during your trip. Here are three outdoor adventures that you need to try when you are camping in Michigan.


Geocaching while camping combines the best parts of technology with being in the great outdoors to deliver an experience that is fun for the whole family. In fact, according to Groundspeak, there are millions of geocaches around the world. This outdoor treasure hunt uses devices that are enabled with GPS capabilities to find hidden items. Remember that if you take something from the geocache, it is expected that you leave something in its place. Both kids and adults will love the thrill that comes with finally finding that buried treasure. This activity will work better when camping at popular sites that see lots of visitors, you are not likely to find many geocaching opportunities when camping at remote locations that lack foot traffic.


One of the best ways to harness the best parts of Michigan camping is to explore the many boating options that the state offers. According to Budget, Michigan boasts fantastic lakes for boating such as Goguac Lake and three of the five Great Lakes. Before you head out on the water, it is vital that you put safety first. Be sure to acquaint yourself with Michigan boating laws and make sure that everyone in your party is fitted with an appropriate life vest, regardless of their swimming ability.


What better way to get up close and personal with the natural beauty of Michigan than by hiking? Fortunately for campers, Michigan features a variety of diverse hiking trails that complement its many camping sites. Be sure to pack appropriate gear for your camping trip if you plan on hitting the trails. Good hiking shoes are a must. If you plan on gaining serious elevation during your hike, you will likely find that a hiking stick is a must-have item before you set off on your adventure.

Doing any of these activities will help you to have a great time on your camping trip in Michigan. While it is a good idea to plan out some of the activities of your camping trip, you should also leave time in your schedule for spontaneity. Having a good balance of each will ensure that you get a chance to relax and enjoy the beauty to the fullest.

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