This northern Michigan area is famous for its trout fishing, snowmobile trail system, numerous lakes, and public hunting lands.
Many people enjoy canoeing the Ausable or Manistee River. Boat launches can be found at several of the area lakes. Many public beaches in which to take the family swimming are within 20 minutes .
They added a nice bike trail that goes from Hartwick Pines State Park to the Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
Mushrooming in the early spring or berry picking in the later months is always a favorite way to spend a day in northern Michigan.
Hiking, biking, mushrooming, snowmobiling, and hunting can be had right out the back corner of the campground.