From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

 From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year’s annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of beautiful forests blanketed in over two feet of snow.

Although the event was scheduled just from Friday through Sunday, most arrived early. Pretty much the entire Lower Falls campground at the park is filled with Roadtrekers who journeyed from as far away as Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Nebraska and all parts in between.

Here’s a Facebook Live video Jennifer and I did on this year’s event.

Activities included lots of snowshoeing, photography, exploring the icy, windswept Lake Superior shoreline, socializing around huge bonfires and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the northern woods in the wintertime.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the weekend:


The mighty Big Mac Bridge, spanning Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula over the Straits of Mackinaw.
Some of the Roadtrekers crossing the bridge, arriving in the UP


Our 2017 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL 4X4 on the UP side, overlooking the bridge
Bo running off leash through the snow and loving it
A warm fire burned day and night
We did a two mile night hike through the woods to the lower falls, which were mostly frozen over. That’s me and Bo
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provided free snowshoes for us to use.
Friday, a bunch of us drove out to Whitefish Point to explore the frozen Lake Superior coastline
Jeff Martyka walked to the edge of open water for some close up photos
A Lake Superior iceberg
Bo ran and ran on the frozen shoreline. Can you see how happy he is?
The Upper Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Snug and warm and back in our Roadtrek after a long day playing in the snow, Bo crashes on the rear sofa as Jennifer catches up on email.
Carolyn Wilson led a group on a snowshoe hike to the Lower Falls
Jessi, Mike D. And Yan on a snowshoe hike along the Superior shore
Grant, your youngest camper, making coffee cake with his Dad, Peter, in a dutch oven
Carolyn piping at sunset








Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.