RV Adventures: A trip to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Day 12 & 13

Tuesday, October 13th and Wednesday October 14th, 2020

This morning the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect!

On Matilda’s walk I saw an RV that was decorated with the UM football decor. I had to take a picture of it since we are huge Buckeye fans and add my own adornment to the RV.

Go Buckeyes!

We were on the road mid-morning to head to the harbor town of Ludington that is located by Lake Michigan. It was about a three hour drive.

Our campground for tonight was at Whispering Surf Campground at Bass Lake. The campground is surrounded by the North Woods. Bass Lake is on one edge of the grounds and if you cross the road by the entrance it’s a five minute walk to Lake Michigan!

Our campsite! There was only one other family staying the night so the campground was quiet!

Once we were settled in, we went to visit White Pine Village. It is a historic village of the late 19th and early 20th century pioneers. You self-tour through 30 exhibit buildings. It is normally a living-history tour but due to Covid-19 you are on your own. We had the area to ourselves.

There were many artifacts and archives in the buildings that represent the area. It took about two hours to tour the village. It was nice not to have to dodge people!

Along the road back we stopped and looked at the hydroelectric plant and reservoir, the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant that sits on 1,000 acres along Lake Michigan.

When we got back to the campground we walked to the beach at Bass Lake. It is a small lake of 524 acres and it is popular for fishing, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Bass Lake

After dinner we walked over from our campsite to Lake Michigan to watch the sunset and it did not disappoint!

Wednesday morning we packed up and took Matilda on her morning walk. There were quite a few wild turkeys around our campsite! Matilda ignored them and they ignored her!

Then we started our six hour drive home.

It was uneventful and Matilda was thrilled to be back home. We had a wonderful trip in Michigan and many new memories!

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