Top National Parks to Visit in 2018


Camping season is on its way and we can’t be more excited! In order to get you ready for the 2018 season, we have listed out a few of the top National Parks to visit around the Michigan area. These destinations are sure to fill your 2018 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 consisting of birds, gray wolf, moose, fox and other forest creatures such as squirrels and toads. The island is only accessible by ferry, seaplane or private watercraft, so be sure to make transportation arrangements before you go! Check out more information here.

View of Hill Islands

Photo: NPS/Paul Brown

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers everything you would want in weekend adventure. You can enjoy the scenic views including cliffs, beaches, dunes and forests or you can hike some of the many trails to find beautiful waterfalls. With over 100 miles of trails to explore, your day will be filled with stunning views and unforgettable experiences. This is one of the only places on Lake Superior where you can sit on the beach and then go walking through the forest. Get more information and travel details here.

Little Portal Point arches over Lake Superior. View heading west.

Photo: NPS Photo

North Country Scenic Trail

Although this might not be your typical National Park, it is still a sight to see! The North Country Scenic Trail will, when completed, be the the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States (4,500 miles long!). It stretches from New York to North Dakota and passes through our home state of Michigan. As you are traveling through Michigan, you can choose to travel along the completed paths or do a little off-road trail exploring.

Photo: North County Trail Association


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