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Early Foliage Trip: Camping, Hiking and Kayaking in Michigan

 

Details,

Welcome aboard!

This weekend is going to be a great opportunity to catch the very last camping trip of the season and witness the life cycle of trees as they change their verdant summer canopy into a crazy fall colors. And! we might just get in time to witness this nature phenomenon: https://www.americanforests.org/fall-foliage-map/

This campsite gem is located only one and half an hour from Chicago. Situated in the semi-wooded area, nested in a close proximity to hiking trails, rivers, and biking tails. The nighttime is perfect for stargazing!

There is an abundance of places in the area to explore, as the site is located 13 miles from downtown St. Joseph and 13 miles from downtown South Haven. It's conveniently close to the SW Michigan Makers’ Trail (Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries: https://makerstrail.org/) and about 4 miles from a small beach (Hagar Park/Beach) on Lake Michigan (not counting big beaches at St. Joseph and South Haven).

 

Hiking trails for hiking lovers:

 

Options for avid paddlers:

  • Rivers/Lakes Access, South Haven Kayak Launch (Black River) (Rentals) 123 Dunkley Ave, South Haven, MI 49090

  • Benton Harbor Kayak Launch (Paw Paw River, St. Joseph River) (Rentals) 485 Graham Ave #365, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

  • Paw Paw Lake Launch:
    Westside: 4643 Wil-O-Paw Dr #4585, Coloma, MI 49038
    Eastside: 5778 N Watervliet Rd, Watervliet, MI 49098

 

Biking trails for the two wheels enthusiasts: https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/ParksandTrails/Details.aspx?id=353&type=SPTR

 

Additional good-to know items:

 

Pricing:
$40 unless you are annual Pine Point Member (then it's $35). To secure your spot, please send your electronic payment to Pine Point via Zelle to "pinepointskiclub@yahoo.com" and add the trip name in the notes.

Post any questions or comments on meetup and I'll look forward to be camping with you.

 

Magda - Trip Leader

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