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Fun things to do at a Michigan campground

You don't have to leave your favorite campground or spends lots of money to find fun things to do. There are many activities that the whole family will enjoy, regardless of age or ability.

Hiking—Some of nature's best views are off the beaten path. Research hiking trails to explore near your campground. Be sure to consult your campground or the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for hiking trail recommendations and safety tips.

Biking—By taking a biking tour, you can venture out even farther than just hiking. There are hundreds of biking paths throughout Michigan, many which are located near campgrounds for easy access. Check with your campground or research the internet for nearby paths.

It's a great time to buy an RV

Whether you're a would-be or a seasoned RVer, the reasons to buy are endless: family bonding, affordable getaways, or spontaneous road trips, to name a few. Here are some of the top reasons why there's never been a better time to buy:
  • In today's economy, there are great deals available on new RV models.
  • Financing is readily available for qualified borrowers.
  • You may qualify for a tax deduction because the interest on your RV loan is generally deductible as second-home mortgage interest.
  • RVs are more fuel efficient than ever.
  • Even when fuel costs are up, RVers can enjoy the same experience closer to home to save on fuel.
  • The sooner you buy, the sooner you can enjoy years of savings and adventures.

Introducing kids to hiking

Hiking is one of the easiest ways you and your kids can get out and enjoy the great outdoors while you are RVing. You'll see trees and flowers, meadows and streams, and maybe even wild animals and birds. Your child will get an early grounding in the fun of walkingKids hiking down a woodland trail, observing the natural world. If your child can walk for 20 minutes, you're ready to go hiking!

Getting started
Just pick a trail, throw on your tennis shoes, and go for a short little walk. That's your first hike, and it's the way you should hike (in very small doses) until you're both ready for more. Hikes should be fun, not exhausting, so be sure to take a watch with you and keep an eye on your time, making sure you turn around while you both still have plenty of energy. A 15-minute hike is a great way to start (or even shorter, if your child is small).
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MARVAC RV show

Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show

October 1-5, 2014
Novi, Mich.

Detroit Camper & RV Show

February 4-8, 2015
Novi, Mich.

Battle Creek Camper & RV Show

February 19-22, 2015
Battle Creek, Mich.

Flint Camper & RV Show

March 19-22, 2015
Flint, Mich.

Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show

March 27-29, 2015
Traverse City, Mich.


FAQs on RVs and RV Travel

Web video by MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer, answers some frequently asked questions about RVs and RV travel.

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