The beautiful area of Traverse City has been displayed in many publications, known for the green trees, rolling hills, abundant lakes and insatiable gardens-including the cherry farms and wineries. Locals are blessed to live in such an area and frequently utilize campsites over the summer as a “home away from home”, and travelers who love nature should give it a visit at least once, but where should you stay? Here are five great campsites to get you started:
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort- Located seven miles away from Traverse City, the Timber Ridge Resort is one of the many that remains opened all year round for skiers. They boast over 200 spacious, wooden campsites with 30 cottage rentals also available. The resort offers a heated pool, WiFi, laundry, miles of nature trails, and endless activities such as mini-golf, a playground and a lighted dodge ball court. For the campers fire pits, picnic tables, plus onsite propane and dump stations. Located only minutes from golf, wineries, beaches, shopping, and casinos – not to mention all of the amenities of the resort — this is one campsite that will keep you entertained.
Read more: http://timberridgeresort.net/
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park- In the heart of the City and only two miles away from downtown, the Traverse City State Park offers a quarter mile of magnificent beach on the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, all for just a short walk away. Amenities include running water on site, picnic areas, modern restrooms and a playground. Located off of US 31, the campsite has 343 sites hooked up to electricity in a wooden mix of hardwoods and softwood trees, and is a short drive away from all of the major Traverse City attractions – but book them fast – even with 343 campsites they can fill up quickly during the busy summer months.
Read more: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=501
Interlochen State Park- This is a well-known park with 490 campsites, 59 of them being rustic with the remainder being modern. The campsite is strategically placed between Duck and Green Lake, adjacent to the National Music Camp, 15 miles from Traverse City. Activities include fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, and frequent performances at the music camp. Two great ice cream shops and local food is a short drive away, along with nearby grocery stores. Being surrounded by the arts of Interlochen and the beauty of Interlochen’s lakes is something that you don’t want to miss.
Read more: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=460&type=SPRK
Leelanau Pines Campground- This prime lakeside camping resort is centrally located in the heart of Leelanau County for excellent fishing, swimming and boating. – all done in the presence of the park’s beauty. The restrooms are clean and modern, and wireless Internet is offered. The family-oriented campground offers 181 modern campsites-plenty of room for your family to enjoy an incredible weekend away from home.
Read more: http://www.leelanaupinescampresort.com/
Whitewater Township Park- Located 12 miles outside of Traverse City in Williamsburg, MI, the Whitewater Township Park is known for being one of the cleanest campgrounds in the area featuring 55 modern campsites. Surrounded by red pines and located on the shore of beautiful Elk Lake, this divine campsite is one that shouldn’t be missed. After a weekend of nature trails, boating (a boat launch is available) and picnicking, you are sure to return home feeling refreshed.
Read more: http://www.whitewatertownship.org/whitewater-township-park.html