The summer might be winding down into fall and the kids might be gearing up for school, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying one last expedition before the sunny season is over! Take advantage of the three-day Labor Day weekend and cap off the summer right with a fun and unique getaway! Northern Michigan offers an array of vacation ideas that will have you returning year after year. If you’re looking for a few fun suggestions on what to do during the last holiday weekend of the summer, check out these Northern Michigan Labor Day RV vacation ideas! Have fun!
MACKINAC ISLAND JAZZ WEEKEND
The highlight of the holiday weekend in the Straits of Mackinac is the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, so consider coupling this iconic five-mile stroll with an unforgettable weekend stay on Mackinac Island. The annual Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Weekend has brought major acts to the island in the past and this year is anticipated to be no exception. The three-day fest includes a melodic smorgasbord of soulful jazz and soothing sounds set a front the beautiful backdrop of this palatial hotel’s impeccably manicured grounds. Enjoy this culturally-rich celebration of music in one of the tranquil tea gardens overlooking the picturesque waters of Lake Huron.
Tee Pee Campground
This 100-site campground is located just 15 minutes from Mackinac City, putting you right in the midst of all the fun! The campground offers great views of the Mackinac Bridge and it has free shuttle service to the Mackinac Island ferry system. This campground also offers the following amenities:
- 20, 30, and 50 amp electric sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes
- Nightly bonfires (weather permitting, of course)
- Recreation/Game room
- Convenient dump station
- Wi-Fi throughout park
Pets are welcomed and the campground offers convenient access to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach. The staff is friendly and the grounds are well maintained and clean. Definitely a great spot for a fun and temporary stay!
FAMILY FUN AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
Crystal Mountain has packaged together a spectacular extended weekend of fun for campers both young and old! Watch a family-friendly film beneath the stars at the outdoor float-in movie. Dance at the DJ-led pool party, complete with a limbo contest, hula hoop contest, and drawing giveaways! Enjoy a number of on-site activities such as laser tag, disc golf, slide rides, and paintball! Other weekend activities include a family golf outing and day trips to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.
Fuzzy Bear Campground
Located less than 15 minutes from Crystal Mountain, Fuzzy Bear Campground puts you at a good distance from the fun, while still giving you a splendid destination to park your RV and spend down time. Plenty of full hook-up sites are available, in addition to these other amenities:
- Electric and water for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, Motorhomes
- Internet access
- Dump station
- Sewer hookups
- Live entertainment
There is a two-night minimum stay during the holiday weekend, but you’ll have plenty of activities to keep you busy well through the long weekend!
UPPER PENINSULA GETAWAY
Heading to the U.P. for a getaway is the perfect way to wind down the summer. Consider the community of Curtis where they have lots of lakes for fun beach activities, and they are close to prominent attractions such as the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Curtis hosts their annual Art on the Lake Music and Art Festival during the Labor Day weekend. The festival features an art fair, live music, food, a children’s parade and art tent, and a silent auction where local art and photography will be sold. Other local activities included paddling down the Manistique River, fishing for record-breaking Muskies, Walleye, and Bass, and exploring the Seney Wildlife Refuge!
Log Cabin Resort and Campground
Nestled on the shores of Big Manistique Lake, less than two miles west of Curtis, Log Cabin Resort and Campground has everything you need to make the most of your Labor Day vacation!
The campground has 54 sites with 12 full-service sites and 12 pull-through sites. Wi-Fi access, a camp store, and clean restrooms are included in addition to the following amenities:
- 50 and 30 amp electric sites for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, Motorhomes
- Sanitary dump station
- Fish cleaning station
- Game room
When you choose to stay here you can also expect exclusive discounts and coupons on the area’s local attractions and eateries. Party fishing boat excursions are also available for purchase if you’d like to get out on the water for some supreme angling.
No matter how you spend your extended holiday weekend, we sincerely hope you have a phenomenal Labor Day with the ones you love! Let us know how you celebrated the finale of summer in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!
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