GOING ‘UP NORTH’ – ESCAPING SUMMER HEAT IN HAYWARD, WISCONSIN

If I had my way I would chase perfect weather across the country, moving my RV as the seasons changed, leaving behind bitter cold or melting heat and humidity.

Right now a house, job, and kids activities keep us stationary, allowing for long weekend getaways and extended trips.

While it seemed like my Midwestern home went from winter to summer, with barely any spring, our rains caught up in June, bringing intense humidity. By early July I was more than ready for our escape ‘Up North’ to Hayward, Wisconsin.

 

 

If you’re not familiar with Hayward, it’s a lovely northern Wisconsin resort town nestled in tall pine trees with a gorgeously clear river flowing through it. Only an hour from Lake Superior, the cool lake breezes filter through the forest, creating a perfect summer haven.

Fun At the Campground

Our campground of choice for this trip was Hayward KOA – definitely more resort than campground! Two big selling points for my family were the heated pool and the dog park.

Like many KOAs, Hayward had fun, organized activities for the kids – bike decorating, watermelon eating, wagon rides, movie nights, and even a dance party. The girls would let us know where they were going to be, we would hand them a walkie talkie, tell them to stay together, and off they would go, leaving Doug and I happily sitting by our campfire enjoying the freedom RVing brings.

 

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HISTORICAL INNOVATIONS TO NATURAL WONDERS ALONG THE MICHIGAN’S GREAT LAKES

 

As we continued our journey along the Great Lakes, we found a lovely place to set up camp along the shore of Lake Erie at Sterling State Park.

 

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