Take This Scenic Route And Drive Through 5 Michigan State Parks In One Day

Did you know that there are over 100 state parks and state recreation areas in Michigan? You should spend a lifetime exploring them all (and they’re all worthy). This road trip definitely won’t take you to all of them, but it will take to you five scenic state parks in Michigan for a fun day trip along Lake Michigan’s coast.

From point to point, you’re looking at about a 200-mile drive, which would take just over 3.5 hours to complete. Obviously, you’ll want to stop off at each of the parks and see the sights (and stretch your legs) so you may want to make a long weekend out of it so you can take your time at each state park! Luckily, each of these parks offers camping options. Here’s an interactive map you can use to guide your way. Feel free to add your own stops to make the journey uniquely yours. 

Have you visited any of these state parks? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Address: Warren Dunes State Park, 12032 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer, MI 49125, USA
Address: Van Buren Trail State Park, South Haven, MI, USA
Address: P. J. Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, USA
Address: Silver Lake, MI 49436, USA
Address: Ludington State Park Beach, 8800 M-116, Ludington, MI 49431, USA

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