Quiet weekday escape + perfect paddling

The campground was strangely quiet for pandemic season, but I was thankful for the small numbers of campers. The check-in attendant was masked and helpful with directions and a storm report. Hiking trails  are well-marked. Best was the bay: a couple-minute drive from the campground (your camping fee covers the launch fee you'd have to pay for a day visit), with plenty of parking (weekdays anyway) and separate launch area for kayaks and SUPs (out of the way of the motorboats).

Thanks, Cheboygan, for making my first night camping in Michigan a good one

Safe and dog/family-friendly +  gorgeous sunsets over Duncan Bay! Short walk from my campsite to the water. Easy check-in and quiet at night.