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Old 06-01-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Agree with the above posters. Midweek you should have no problems with no reservations. Weekends you should probably make them, as every weekend has some sort of festival or activities going on in the summer months. An example would be the last weekend of June in Ludington is the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball tournament. The motels and campgrounds will be packed to accommodate 4,000 basketball players and their families.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:28 AM
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Good info Fripper.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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Towns with a significant tourism economy will be getting pretty busy by mid-June, hit the stride just before the 4th of July, and begin quieting down in the 3rd week of August.
During huge events like the Cherry Festival towns get very crowded, but other than that it's hardly an oppressive crowding situation. If you want quiet towns, come in May or early June.
Enjoy!
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Agree with the above posters. Midweek you should have no problems with no reservations. Weekends you should probably make them, as every weekend has some sort of festival or activities going on in the summer months. An example would be the last weekend of June in Ludington is the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball tournament. The motels and campgrounds will be packed to accommodate 4,000 basketball players and their families.
Good point about Macker, I totally forgot about it, mostly because I avoid town at all costs that week-end usually, so it is a non-entity for me. I always take the back way between Scottville and Ludington all Summer long anyway, and just have to adjust how to get out to the State Park (and 1st curve for swimming/sunning) that week-end .
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Great White North of Michigan
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Things will start picking up next weekend, and probably double the following week.
Not sure how gas prices will affect travel this year, I've heard of many cancellations already. Seems people will still travel at around 250-300 miles but after that it's pretty sketchy.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:47 AM
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Pffff! 250 - 300 miles is a walk in the park comparede to what we are planning for summer of 2012. 3,000 miles + for our little survey trip. Oh, and the Frau has moved the time to third week in August, due to her projected work schedule. Thanks to all of you yoopers and wannabee yoopers for your help.
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Things will start picking up next weekend, and probably double the following week.
Not sure how gas prices will affect travel this year, I've heard of many cancellations already. Seems people will still travel at around 250-300 miles but after that it's pretty sketchy.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Great White North of Michigan
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Pffff! 250 - 300 miles is a walk in the park comparede to what we are planning for summer of 2012. 3,000 miles + for our little survey trip. Oh, and the Frau has moved the time to third week in August, due to her projected work schedule. Thanks to all of you yoopers and wannabee yoopers for your help.
Well, hope by that time pump prices are a bit more friendly. I would have to think long and hard about cancelling any summer travel plans unless gas was closer to 5-5.50. Unfortunately, we may be heading that way soon. I know quite a few people with summer cottages/camps that are scaling back on weekend trips, instead of every week they are doing them every three or maybe less. Don't forget Michigan has the largest number of registered boats in the nation, puts a big damper on boating as well.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Well, hope by that time pump prices are a bit more friendly. I would have to think long and hard about cancelling any summer travel plans unless gas was closer to 5-5.50. Unfortunately, we may be heading that way soon. I know quite a few people with summer cottages/camps that are scaling back on weekend trips, instead of every week they are doing them every three or maybe less. Don't forget Michigan has the largest number of registered boats in the nation, puts a big damper on boating as well.

I thought Florida had more boats?
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I thought Florida had more boats?
It goes back and forth. One year MI has more registered boat's the next FL has more. Makes sense really, both are the only states that are entirely peninsulas.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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We got um by one boat this year I think.
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