Tent opened to view the sunset


Waldenwoods Resort, Banquet & Conference Center

With Waldenwood’s endless list of activities and amenities to try, there’s an appeal for guests of any age! Rent kayaks and paddleboats, or take a dip in the Olympic sized swimming pool. Warm up in the jacuzzi or dry off in the sauna.

Waldenwoods has a clubhouse with a lounge and bar that overlooks the gorgeous shoreline. Many weddings are held there so that newlyweds can photograph the remarkable view.

The best part? Become a member and camp for free!


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Island Lake Recreation Area paddleboarders on the lake in Brighton, Michigan

Island Lake Recreation Area

Calling all hot air balloon enthusiasts! The Meadow picnic area of Island Lake State Recreation Area is the site of the only Hot Air Balloon Port in the state park system.

Still looking to blow off some steam? Check out the park’s Gun Range, one of the nation’s most modern and safest shooting ranges.

Enjoy a campground, cabin and lodge rentals, trails, picnic shelters and two beaches at Island Lake Recreation Area.


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Photo of the sandy shoreline at Taylor's Beach Campground

Taylor's Beach Campground

Taylor’s Beach Campground is a summer paradise for children of all ages. Kids can enjoy the playground, arcade room, and free sports equipment such as Gaga Ball, Ping Pong, Putt-Putt Golf Cornhole, and more!

This campground sitting on a spring-fed lake provides endless entertainment for children at an affordable rate.


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Pinckney Recreation Area

Pinckney is known not only for its chain of excellent fishing lakes but also for 26 miles of hiking trails. Avid hikers and mountain bikers who camp here will not be disappointed.

Fearless campers can also choose to spend a night in Hell, MI at the Hell Creek Ranch, only two miles away. Campers may enjoy horseshoes, swimming, kayaking, playgrounds, trail horse rides, and more.


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Photo of Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort Waterfront.

Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort

Located just 45 minutes from Detroit and 30 minutes from Lansing, Lake Chemung is a vacation without hassle. Rent a lodge with a fireplace, full kitchen, and restroom facilities for your next outdoor event, or bring an RV.

There is always an exciting activity awaiting you at Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort. Participate in Karaoke, Beach Games, Fishing Contests, Dog Shows, Game Nights, or Ice Cream Socials. Activities like these create the most unforgettable camping memories.


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Hell Creek Campground

Hell Creek Ranch is a family oriented campground offering fun activities for children of all ages.

Hell Creek Ranch is home to a 100-site campground with 60 electrical sites and 40 primitive. The primitive sites are nestled in deciduous and conifers that boarder State land. Some secluded primitive and electric sites are available. Larger motor homes are accommodated. Enjoy a fabulous pool, spacious campsites, and clean bathrooms.

Hell Creek (Portage) runs through the property and affords great fishing for Pike, Bluegills, and Sunfish.

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