Let's spend a long weekend in the Upper Peninsula at Pictured Rocks!!
I think I am going to go with Otter Lake Campground as our base site. $20/site/night, two-three tents per site. Four sites have been reserved for two-three tents per site. Total cost divided by 13 will be $20 for your weekend accomodations. (Don't try to do the math, I got some special pricing.) Campground said that we can pay when we arrive. I will plan on paying the whole thing and you can pay me individually.
Campground site: http://www.exploringthenorth.com/otterlake/campground.html
Lake access, activities on the grounds, modern bathrooms, hot showers, laundry.
Campground map: http://playatotterlake.com/finalmap.pdf
We have sites G8, 9, 10 and 11.
This is what I am planning on doing at this point:
Thursday: Arrive at campground sometime during the afternoon. Pictured Rocks Cruise from Munising 5pm (3 hr cruise, adults $35)
Friday: Day hike in Pictured Rocks National Park: Au Sable Point/Log Slide. Highlights: Terraced bedrock, shipwrecks, lighthouse, historic log slide, sweeping high views of Lake Superior and huge sand dunes. Distance: 7 miles. Difficulty: moderate.
Saturday: Drive around to a hand full of walk-in hikes to view waterfalls in the area.
Sunday: Day hike in Pictured Rocks National Park: Chapel Hill Loop. Highlights: Pictured Rocks Cliffs, Grand Portal Point, Chapel Rock, Chapel Falls, Mosquito Falls. Distance: 10.5 miles. Difficulty: moderate.
I encourage you to do research on the area. You do not have to do what I have posted. Feel free to use the campground as a home base during the weekend and create your own vacation.