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Summer Camping Up North Michigan

Here at The Mighty Mitten we love ALL seasons—yes, even the fifth month of winter. The world looks beautiful with its latest coating of snow, and it’s especially amazing how bright things are at night when everything is snow-covered! But, enough of that... even though we love winter, like everyone else, we are starting to think about our summer vacations. And for The Mighty Mitten, summer means lots of time in northern Michigan, lots of great art shows, and lots of camping! We’re excited to hit some of our favorite camping spots this summer, and to test out some new ones. Here are our Michigan summer camping destinations so far:



D.H. Day - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Glen Arbor

D.H. Day​ is one of our favorite campgrounds in the whole state. We were a little worried when two years ago they switched from their first-come, first-serve campsite acquisition method to reservation-only, but it looks like they ironed out the kinks last summer because we had no trouble booking our site this year! D.H. Day is just a few miles from Glen Arbor and is right smack dab in the middle of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.


The campground itself offers a