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Old 07-07-2012, 11:32 AM   #15
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If you cross the bridge in your coach, be advised that the wind can be very bad. Ask before you go. The water front sites at Mill Creek are very pretty. Try to go during the 2 weeks of summer.
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I'm not able to answer your question about the rally.

I can guarantee that you won't be dissappointed with Hearthside Grove if you choose to stay there. It is a fantastic resort and a wonderful location for exploring northern Michigan. They have a fantastic clubhouse (with another under construction) with pool and spa.

Even though you will see many high end coaches there, we have found the occupants to be no less friendly than anywhere else. It is a wonderful group of people that seem to patronize that resort.

If you are a golfer, there are several highly rated courses in the immediate area. Not to miss is Little Traverse Bay Golf Club. The views are incredible, and if you are not a golfer they have a fantastic restaurant with a million dollar view. Most of the courses have reasonable "senior" rates during the week. I think if you stay there once, you'll be back!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #17
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If you want someplace really nice try Hearthside Grove : Luxury Motorcoach Resort in Petoskey, Michigan

About 30 min south of the bridge
we stayed there. its great.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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I just left Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground last week and spent 5 nights . It was a 30 amp lot, with a view of the bridge and Mackinac Island. The tempatures during our stay were in the mid 70's during the day and upper 50's at night. Never had to run the A/C. Even if you are on 30 amp and need to run A/C, if the temp reaches into the low 80's you can be very comfortable on 1 A/C unit.

They also have 50 amp, but they are not lakefront lots. I would not be afraid of 30 amp when you are that far north.

It is an older campground, however the lots with a view are fantastic! Here is the view we had:


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We stayed at Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground for three days last year. We didn't have a lake view. We stayed in area 16. They were narrow gravel and dirt sites. For us it was a place to sleep the night. It felt like we were in a sardine can. But that's us. The worst part is we got lost locating our site, drove by a camp host on a golf cart three times before we were given. Some have given it high marks, but next time we will travel a bit more to avoid this park.
On the other hand we stayed at Cedarville across the bridge and enjoyed that small campground right on Lake Huron.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #20
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we just came back from there with 4 grandbabbys.stayed at the straits than at mill creek allsome time mill creek has hay ride . bring crocs or some water shoes as the beaches are rocky.but if you head west on us2 for a short while theres miles of beach u can park on side of road for the day.
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I only snowmobile there so campings a bit limited then but there is a LOT of campgrounds on either side of the bridge. Go in the winter you can even ride across the ice to the island and ride your snowmobile right into the fort. Yes I have pictures somewhere to prove it
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Sorry I missed the original post. Here's a new answer to the old question:

We stayed at Lakeshore RV Park, W 1234 Pointe LaBarbe Rd, St. Ignace, MI (906) 643-9522.

Close to the Ferries running over to the Island, and close to the bridge. Rates were reasonable, staff were very friendly, and the view was very good.

Happy trails.

p.s. we were in the 40ft'er.
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If you cross the bridge in your coach, be advised that the wind can be very bad. Ask before you go. The water front sites at Mill Creek are very pretty. Try to go during the 2 weeks of summer.
You recommend to "ask before you go"? Is there some place or WEB site that provides wind conditions on the bridge? My DW is planning a trip up to that area for us and we were planning to cross the bridge to camp on the other side but if the winds are "very bad" I may rethink traveling in that direction...there is always the long way around up past Milwaukee
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We asked at the campground (Mill Creek) as I think they keep up with it. They also have warning signs on the bridge when the winds are high. Really no way to predict it. At worse, you might have to wait several hours for them to subside. I wouldn't schedule your trip around it, just be aware that it is a potential problem. You might also consider going to Sault Ste. Marie. It is a great spot. Have a great trip.
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Please don't cancel your plans to avoid the bridge. It rarely closes in the tourist season of summer because of extreme winds. Winter and spring storms, yes. Also, if folks are uneasy about driving across it at any other time, escorts are available to drive your vehicle across. It really is a pleasant, easy drive though. Have a good trip!
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Please don't cancel your plans to avoid the bridge. It rarely closes in the tourist season of summer because of extreme winds. Winter and spring storms, yes. Also, if folks are uneasy about driving across it at any other time, escorts are available to drive your vehicle across. It really is a pleasant, easy drive though. Have a good trip!


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Winds on the "big mac"

I agree, do not hesitate to come to the "TIP OF THE MITT". Lots of things to see, visit, and enjoy. The winds on the bridge are normal for a long over water transit. We have crossed a good number of times with our Discovery 36T. No problems at any time. If conditions are questionable, there are warning signs, but we have never seen them in use. We have a summer home eight miles east on US 23 right on Lake Huron. This is just a wonderful area to visit. Love Michigan in the summer.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #28
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The bridge is not a problem.

Avoid the St. Ignace KOA. This CG is an overpriced dump. Dirt roads, Dirt sites. Trees are overgrown into the sites. First site assigned I could not open the slides. Second site assigned there was no place to park the toad. 35 PSI water pressure before the CG wakes up in the morning. Take your own trash to the dumpster. All this for $53/night!
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