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Old 09-24-2021, 10:46 AM   #1
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Upper Michigan peninsula. We will shortly be traveling through the upper Peninsula of Michigan, however, we will only have about three full days. Rather than move from one RV site to another RV site can anyone recommend a single RV site that might be close to the many things we would like to see within three days? We will be driving a fifth wheel so we will have our pick up truck as our touring vehicle. Thanks for any response. Jim
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the UP is not a small place but what you'll have an excuse to come back! i'd say your best bet would be to find a spot in or around Newberry, MI off Rt 2. From there you're about an hour to...

Munising to the west for Pictured Rocks National Seashore, Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tour https://www.munising.org/

Sault Ste. Marie to the east for the Soo Locks https://www.saultstemarie.com/contact/visitors-guide/

Whitefish Point/Paradise and Tahquahmenon Falls to the north Attractions in Paradise Area, https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksan...=428&type=SPRK

St. Ignace, MI to the southeast for Mackinaw Island https://stignace.com/

there are several public and private campgrounds and RV parks in and around the Newberry area. start looking now. good luck.
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The Upper Peninsula is forests and siteseeing is dispersed sporadically. It would be extremely hard to see a good portion of it from one spot. You'd waste time driving and would be a tiring day. So many good things to see!

In the western side is Porcupine Mountains, Copper Harbor/Keweenaw Peninsula, lots of easy, beautiful waterfall trails, some short.

Then there's the Munising/Pictured Rocks area in the center.

Then the east for Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish Point, St. Ignace/Mackinac Island.

You'll just have to choose one or add more time. Fall colors should be there during your time! Enjoy!!
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:31 AM   #4
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A few years back we stayed in Curtis, which is center UP. Now its a drive to see things like Mackinaw (city and island) and Sault Ste. Marie but do able.

We stayed at Log Cabin RV park nice cement pull thru pads. I would stay there again. https://www.uplogcabin.com/

There is really alot to see and do in the UP, I think it would help if you would give an idea as to were you want to go. I know Mackinaw Island is a day, Sault Ste Maris is a day.

I could be wrong but most of the RV parks will close down around the middle of Oct.

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Newberry is actually north of US2 (M28 / M123).
Curtis is closer to the center of the UP, but not too near major roads.

Indian Lake State Park is near Manistique off US2. I believe they close in late October.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:49 PM   #6
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Upper Michigan peninsula. We will shortly be traveling through the upper Peninsula of Michigan, however, we will only have about three full days. Rather than move from one RV site to another RV site can anyone recommend a single RV site that might be close to the many things we would like to see within three days? We will be driving a fifth wheel so we will have our pick up truck as our touring vehicle. Thanks for any response. Jim
It would help if we knew what things you would like to see in the UP. Do you have a list yet? Some highlights are the Porcupine Mountains, the Keweenaw Peninsula, the mines, the state parks with historic buildings (Fayette, Fort Wilkins), the Big Spring at Palms Book SP, the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, and the Soo Locks. We're talking about a span of about 300 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to the Porkies. If you want to hit all of those, pick someplace in the middle.... say, around Munising. Bay Furnace NF CG, perhaps?
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Where are you coming from and where are you going.

Most of the attractions are dispersed. Just depends on how much you want to drive back and forth.

I stopped and stayed at a campground in St Ignace and then drove up to the Soo Locks one day, and then Tahquahmenon Falls the next. I did not have any interest in going to Mackinac Island but that's another day right there besides walking around the port at St Ignace.

Also been up to the Porcupine Mts, Marqueet, and the Copper Pennisula, all along Lake Superior. Nice scenic drives especially in the fall.



I've driven across they UP probably a dozen times or more, lots of miles between the small towns. No way to see it all in three days so you'll have to pick and choose your battles.


Just depends what you want to do.
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Upper Michigan peninsula. We will shortly be traveling through the upper Peninsula of Michigan, however, we will only have about three full days. Rather than move from one RV site to another RV site can anyone recommend a single RV site that might be close to the many things we would like to see within three days? We will be driving a fifth wheel so we will have our pick up truck as our touring vehicle. Thanks for any response. Jim
I think you're under-estimating the area of the UP. With a 3-night stay, I'd recommend you reserve at Taquamenum State Park. From there you can go East to Sault St. Marie and West to Pictured Rocks and places in between. It's 120 miles between those two locations.
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Ojibwa Casino in Baraga has an RV park. The Keeweenaw Peninsula is pretty underrated.
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