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Camping Michigan in the Fall and Winter

Just because sum­mer has offi­cially ended doesn’t mean camp­ing sea­son has to be! Camping is an excel­lent com­ple­ment to lots of favorite fall and win­ter activ­i­ties, includ­ing tail­gat­ing, fish­ing, hunt­ing, hik­ing, snow­mo­bil­ing and ski­ing, if you have an RV.

The River Pirates of Cave-In-Rock

When you think of Southern Illinois, the word “pirate” doesn’t usu­ally come to mind. Pirates? In Illinois? That’s right! The name­sake attrac­tion of Cave-In-Rock State Park, located on the Ohio River shore in Southern Illinois, has a noto­ri­ous his­tory of river piracy!

Fort Massac and the Superhero of Metropolis

You have to travel to the very south­ern por­tion of Illinois to dis­cover one of its hid­den trea­sures, the stal­wart Fort Massac, near Metropolis, Illinois. Overlooking the Ohio River, this replica of the orig­i­nal 1802 American fort is Illinois’ first state park, ded­i­cated in 1908.

Garden of the Gods: Visiting Southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest

After you’ve had your fill of white squir­rels, head south from Olney and check out the won­der­ful fall foliage of the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. This huge National Forest is nes­tled between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and fea­tures rolling hills, forests, open lands, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs.
Shawnee National Forest, once known […]

Great Family Island Vacation Getaways on the Great Lakes

Get your groove on at Kelleys Island, home of the Glacial Grooves State Memorial! Kelleys Island is sparsely pop­u­lated island in Lake Erie, just off the Marblehead Peninsula, near Sandusky, Ohio. The island is home to a small vil­lage of the same name, a lime­stone quarry, Kelleys Island State Park and Glacial Grooves State Memorial. It’s a fairly large island, con­sist­ing of twenty-eight hun­dred acres and an eighteen-mile shoreline.