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.
HikingSome 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.
BikingBy 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.
GamesThere will be times when it may be too hot or rainy for outside activities or times when everyone wants to just relax. Games are the perfect way to pass the time. Pack both adult and children's games, so there will be something for everyone.
Star GazingWhether you use a telescope or just your eyes, the rural setting of a campground is perfect to star gaze without the interference of city lights. Take along a map to help identify stars and constellations.
Scavenger huntsWhat better fun than finding hidden objects on a scavenger hunt. Have someone make a list of items to find around the campground. The first one to find everything on their list wins. For those camping with young children, you can use your campsite for the hunt.
S'moresEveryone loves a campfire, and even more when dessert is a gooey s'more. Just toast marshmallows over the campfire, then press in between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate. It's a dessert that just about everyone loves, especially the kids.
Michigan Association of Recreation
Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC)
Association Drive, Okemos Michigan 48864-5978 (517) 349-8881, infoATmmhrvca.org