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Old 02-10-2008, 12:41 PM
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I am wanting to take my family (kids from 6 to 16) to a lake or river in Michigan, rent a cabin for the week, fish and do some family activities. Is there a lake or river that has stuff close by for the whole family to do in Michigan. The wife as most prefers to shop so I am looking for a place we can hopefully do both. I have been to Tippy Dam region and really like it but not sure if its a good choice for a family.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:36 PM
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that is a tough call. the southern half of lower michigan is usually good for shopping and the northern half is great for the outdoors. I don't have any good suggestions for you, but we do offer some great fishing.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:27 PM
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I have a great one. I love Ludington. It is on the water (Lake Michigan and Sable River I think???) they have a great state park, easy for me to get to, numerious lighthouses, rivers, sand dunes, and food is great. They are about an 1 1/2 from Sleeping Bear Dunes NP. You also need to head to Buhla (SP) and eat at a local favorite The Cherry Hut. Just an idea. Oh and the car ferry goes over to Wisconsin from there, very cool for the kids to see and the adults!
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:33 PM
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Traverse City area.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:12 AM
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Yep either Ludington or Traverse's would be where I would go!! My mom and dad live near Ludington lots of lakes and the Pere Marqutte river is world known!! Walt
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:31 AM
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Traverse City area.
I second the Traverse City suggestion. We've been there a few times including last summer and it's always great. We stayed up in Suttons Bay when we went this summer because the room rates in Traverse City were high.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:57 PM
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Check out Silver Lake in Shelby MI I
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:50 AM
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any place north of Clare....." THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH"
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:23 PM
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There are alot of place's in the Upper peninsula that offer cabins for rent,Most are near water so you could go fishing or Hike around.
Shopping might be a few miles away,All depend's on where you rent the cabin.
Have you tried the Chamber of commerce,They usually have alot of info for you.
I wish you luck in your quest.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:55 PM
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If you are looking for a quiet getaway... Go to the UP but if you like a place that has plenty to do and see then Traverse is the way to go!
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