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Memorial Day Weekend Camping Spots

Labor Day is around the corner, and we think it is time to start planning your weekend trips! If you are wanting to stay somewhat local, but still have a getaway weekend, this is the article for you. We will list some of the top camping spots in and around Auburn Hills and Midland, Michigan so you can get a jump start on making plans. As a member of the Route 66 RV Network, A&S RV Center is proud to say that if you are a member of the Route 66 RV Club, one of the many benefits is a 10% discount at all KOA campgrounds! You will just need to show proof of current membership at the time of check in. KOA: Auburn Hills/Holly This campground is full of fun surprises. Enjoy the jumping pillow, . . . Read more

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July 4th Up North

  An Up North Fourth is full of activities! The main feature being the all of the beer, food and live music. The Norman Rockwell backdrop of Northern Michigan combined with great weather and an amazing array of activities makes the 4th of July a special day in Northern Michigan. The event will take place Saturday, July 2nd in Downtown Charlevoix East Park. The festivities kick off at 4PM. For more information click here.   Mackinaw City Scheduled events from 1:30-3pm include games on the Marina Lawn, strawberry social 1-5pm, music throughout the day at Mackinaw Crossing 9pm to dusk the Straits Area Concert Band performs, and at dusk, one of the largest fireworks display in Northern . . . Read more

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Top 5 Michigan Rivers for Summer Fun

1. Crystal River The Crystal River is located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The river is very popular among kayakers, rafters and canoe enthusiasts, with two outfitters located in the village of Glen Arbor. For the most part, the depth of the water is no more than 1 foot and averages 15 to 20 feet in width. The gentle current is easy for everyone to handle, although it does have a few obstacles along the way. The warm water is home to bass, sunfish and pike. The Crystal is popular with fly fishermen and has a large population of brook and rainbow trout. There is also a swimming hole down river where paddlers can take a quick dip. 2. Big Manistee River   The Big Manistee River . . . Read more

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Top National Parks to Visit in 2017

Camping season is on it’s way and we can’t be more excited! In order to get you ready for the 2017 season, we have listed out a few of the top National Parks to visit around the Michigan area. These destinations are sure to make your 2017 filled with adventure, serenity and overall camping joy! Isle Royale Isle Royale is not your average national park. This isolated island is surrounded by Lake Superior and offers a great landscape for backpacking, hiking, boating and much more! Isle Royale is made of 132,018 acres of remote wilderness that is surrounded by over 450 smaller islands. Sounds pretty ideal, am I right? There are a few species to look out for while you are exploring, mostly . . . Read more

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Top Holiday Gifts For RVers

The holidays are coming which means it is time to start shopping! We thought we would help you out by giving you a few ideas for all of the RV Enthusiasts in your life.  Gifts Under $50 Camping helps us all relax and what better accessory to a relaxing evening than some of your favorite tunes! A portable speaker is the perfect way to add a little flair to your campfires. The best deal we found was the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3, originally $99, but on sale at Amazon for only $27.99! If you are looking for a wireless, outdoor bluetooth speaker, check out the APIE IPX6 for only $46.99. Another must-have while traveling in an RV is unbreakable drinkware! No matter your favorite drink, . . . Read more

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Holland State Park

Located between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa lies Holland State Park; a beautiful park that was named after the city just 4 miles to its north.  The park was acquired from the city of Holland in 1926 and has been used since for its magnificent beaches and campgrounds. Keeping the charm of the Dutch culture and architecture, you’ll find many buildings and landmarks that pay homage to the Dutch way of life throughout the park. Since the park is located between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, there are two parts to the park. Each part has its own campground and offers beautiful views of sunrises and sunsets and is perfect for recreational . . . Read more

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Meet Michigan Series: Traverse City

When you’re trying to get off the beaten path there are few better states to get away from it all than Michigan. The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. Near the time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival in the first full week of July, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually. The surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. Below you will find our recommendations for the best things to do on your travels through the city.  Brewery Ferment Located in the city’s Old Town district Ferment is an inviting, casual, neighborhood . . . Read more

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Mobile Homes for the Zombie Apocalypse

If you have an RV consider yourself ahead of the curve when the zombies arrive. With its ability to provide food, shelter and transportation a mobile home is quite possibly the safest place you could be when the world ends. Of course this will come as no surprise if you watch shows like The Walking Dead. During the entire first season and most of the second an RV served as the base of operations for the main characters and protected them from zombie hordes on numerous occasions.  Some zombie enthusiasts have gone the extra step actually built a mobile home that they believe can withstand such an event. One such vehicle was created by EcoRomer has 46 in. wheels and a diesel engine shared . . . Read more

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