RV Adventures: A trip to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Day 6

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

This morning was a travel day from our campground in Cedarville to the Picture Rocks KOA RV Campground in Wetmore, Michigan. The drive was about 2 1/2 hours. We didn’t want to give Matilda her sedation drugs again so she had a calming chew and I held her.

The drive was beautiful!

Our campsite was surrounded by beautiful fall colors!

After we set up our camp, gave Matilda a nice walk around the campgrounds, and ate some lunch, we hopped in the car to explore the area! Our first stop was Palms Book State Park.

Kitch-iti-kipi (or it is also called “Big Spring”) is a short walk in the park and is a popular attraction. It is Michigan’s largest freshwater spring. The temperature of the water is always 45 degrees and it never freezes during the winter because of the constant temperature of the water flowing from the fissures in the underlying limestone. Every minute more than 10,000 gallons of water flows out of the fissures. It is about 40 feet deep and the water is very clear. You can see the trout swimming around and the fallen trees down below!

At Palms Book State Park was this “Prayer of the Woods”. The author is unknown but I really loved what it says! It’s a reminder of how we need to take care of our environment and not destroy it!

When we finished exploring the park, we drove around the town of Manistique. In town was the former Manistique Water Tower. It stands 137 feet high and is a Romanesque brick tower in an octagon shape . It was finished in 1922 and held 200,000 gallons of water. It was used until 1966 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Manistique Water Tower

We found the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse which was first lit in 1916 and still used today. It is square shaped and red in color! It is located on the east side of the harbor where the Manistique River flows into Lake Michigan.

After exploring the area, we needed to stop at the store to get a few groceries. The view from the store was dazzling!

We also spent some time driving around Munising which was located just down from our campground.

RV Traveling! A Weekend Getaway!

On the road again!

Friday, August 7th – Sunday, August 9th

Dave looked for a campground that was not too far from home.  “Lazy River” Campground met the requirement.  This campground was located about an hour from where we live.

An employee in a golf cart led us to our campsite!

It was a pretty big campground with probably around 200 sites which includes primitive sites up to cabins!  Our site was a pull thru with electric and water.  We weren’t worried about the sewage hook up since we were only going to be there for two nights.  We were impressed with all that they had to offer.  We kept our social distance but they offered two pools, playgrounds, dog park, snack shop, convenience store, fitness room, and much more!  This place is definitely a place for families.  Even though it was just us and our dog we still had a relaxing weekend.

Our campsite looked out at the little creek. We would sit in our mosquito barrier gazebo and read and watch the creek! Matilda enjoyed the freedom in there also.

Matilda also enjoyed walking the trails and playing in the dog park!

Both evenings we enjoyed our own campfire and of course had some of our homemade wine!

Our last night at the campground our neighbors had a portable screen and asked if it would bother us if they showed a movie. It was nice of them to ask. We enjoyed watching The Great Outdoors!

The campground also had activities that you could participate in if you were interested. On Saturday evening they did a luminary lighting after dark. Many of us participated. The campground provided the items so they made it very easy to do.

It was a great weekend away! We look forward to our next adventure!