Backpacking Lower Peninsula

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Backpacking Lower Peninsula

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Hey all, with travel plans completely messed up this summer, can someone recommend a 2-3 day backpacking trip somewhere in the lower peninsula? Looking to keep the daily mileage between just 5-10 miles as one of our group members is a little less experienced. Thanks.

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there's the Potowatomi trail in SE MI -- a little over 17 miles, with two campsites and a yurt en route. I haven't backpacked it myself, but the backpackers I've encountered have seemed well pleased. If you go, bring head nets!

https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtr ... &type=SPTR

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Warren dunes has a couple dozen miles of trails and two camp sites. Weko is just up the beach and could do that hike too.
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hoist lake/byron lake https://youtu.be/fN9m9xqZovw

poto trail in pinkney https://youtu.be/fAryP7nNK8c

negwegon (a few less miles, still fyn, beginner friendly): https://youtu.be/Gdv8LiNCXbM

sleepy hollow has some walk in sites (they should be open now that state parks opened monday): https://youtu.be/m43drSPOAkU

NCT (just about anywhere is great for dispersed camping, but bowman lake is fun): https://youtu.be/ABvjcC0k1xU
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