Camping In Northern Michigan

Fayette Historic State Park is the state park of the historic town of Fayette, Michigan. It is located on the Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan on the southern side of the Upper Peninsula.

Photos by James Murphy



In July my nephew and his wife spent time camping on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula close to Historic Fayette, Michigan.  I thank James for his beautiful photographs of the lake and woods.






Below is one of the furnaces in the remains of Fayette, a 19th Century community.  The 711-acre Fayette Historic State Park blends both nature and history. The park features a historic townsite, harbor slips, a boat launch, a beach and campgrounds.











































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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

42 thoughts to “Camping In Northern Michigan”

  1. Beautiful photos. Thanks 4 sharing. The place looks so serene and what a lovely place to camp.

  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us, Carol. I have always wanted to visit Northern Michigan. Such gorgeous scenery!

    1. no not really – he camps in a pop-up trailer and I believe the campground was out of the park but I don’t know – do u want me to ask James?

    1. Peter I think when it’s safe to travel, you ought to take a trip to Michigan – autumn is nice, spring is lovely and summer is nice too. I’d skip winter if I were you. Lots of snow and ice.

  3. What a beautiful place to camp in. Perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
    Have a lovely weekend Carol! 🙂

  4. Wow! Just stunning. We just got back from a short trip to the UP ourselves. There is so much to explore up there!

  5. Oh Carol, this place is simply stunning! I could feel my blood pressure drop just looking at these photos. I’m not a big beach person, as I prefer the mountains, but a secluded spot like this is right up my alley! 🙂

    Wow, we can just envision ourselves sitting there, listening to the waves crash in, and just simply be present in the moment. What a wonderful way to unwind and recharge. Thank you for sharing these photos. It’s *almost* as good as being there. Beautiful! 🙂

  6. Carol – what a serene, special spot for camping. A shout-out to James for his wonderful photos. It looks as though they had the place to themselves! I was especially impressed with the shot of the furnace. Huge! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

  7. Hello,
    Michigan is a lovely state, What a beautiful place for camping and an outing. The beach and water views are gorgeous. Beautiful photos! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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