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Old 09-03-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Finger Lakes & Great Lakes Camping

I'm starting to plan our next spring/summer trip. We're thinking of going up to the Finger Lakes in N.Y. and would also like to find some nice campgrounds on the Great Lakes - probably Michigan and/or Wisconsin. Anyone have any suggestions on full hook-up campgrounds for a 40 foot MH with Toad? We'd really like to find some with lake views. Also, suggestions on places to go & things to see in these areas? We've never been to this area before so we're looking forward to it.
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Mill Creek Campground in Mackinaw City is a pretty large campground with some sites by the water. The waterfront sites are very close though and book up quickly.
You can take the ferry over to Mackinac Island for a day trip, take your bikes with, no cars allowed on the island. Very pretty area.
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is a Mackinaw City RV Resort Camp on the Straits of Mackinac and has Cabins with Kitchenettes
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Definitely plan to tour Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore just west of Traverse City, Michigan. There are many RV parks in that area. Northern Michigan has many small unique little towns, wineries, excellent fish meals and sheer beauty.

If you cross the Mackinac Bridge to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan you need to go to Whitefish Point and do the John Fitzgerald Museum.
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In New York, we were hard pressed to find any with Wi-Fi or cable. Most are smaller seasonal campgrounds. If you venture north of the Finger Lakes, Henderson Harbor has a KOA that is on an island that can accommodate 40 foot and there are many amenities and lake front sites. They are not as high priced as most KOA's.
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Letchworh State Park near the top of the Finger Lakes region. It is a must see! Sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of the east it has 200 foot gorges, multiple water falls and stone work that was done by the CCC.
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Actually Letchworth is west of the Finger Lakes far enough to make it a stop on the way.

Getting from NY to Michigan you may want to consider running across Canada with a stop at Niagara Falls.
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Vacation Station in Ludington Mich. is a nice campground. It's not right on the lake,but a short drive into Ludington and you can get on the Badger ferry and go to Wisconsin. Ludington is nice town to visit. West side of Mich. has some nice beaches and sand dunes. Hope to get back there again someday.
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2x on Mill Creek. Just got back. Loads of great small towns northwest Michigan right on the Lake. Frankfort= great little Town.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll definitely look into these and more.
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If you go up into the Michigan up peninsula check out the Soo Locks CG right on the river in Soo area.

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FWIW I would check these folks out. We have not been there since WiFi got to be a big deal. It says they have it now. I recall good pull through sites near the front and it has an excellent location for the Finger Lakes experience. Check their schedule as it probably fills up whenever there is a race at Watkins Glen:

Ferenbaugh Campsites in Corning New York State

We might check Camp Bell next weekend. I will try to remember to update on them. Looking for a one nighter after the Elmira Hamfest. Might do two.
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Watkins Glen has a municipal RV park within walking distance of town. Not luxury, but suitable Clute Park Campground | Watkins Glen, NY

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I'm starting to plan our next spring/summer trip. We're thinking of going up to the Finger Lakes in N.Y. and would also like to find some nice campgrounds on the Great Lakes - probably Michigan and/or Wisconsin. Anyone have any suggestions on full hook-up campgrounds for a 40 foot MH with Toad? We'd really like to find some with lake views. Also, suggestions on places to go & things to see in these areas? We've never been to this area before so we're looking forward to it.
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