SOURCE: Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds

Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds

September 11, 2012 12:03 ET

Fall Is a Great Time for Camping and Tailgating

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - With the arrival of autumn, comes fall foliage and football. Cooler weather and shorter days are on their way, but that doesn't mean that your camping and RVing fun has to end. Fall is a great time plan a camping trip to destination hot spots that may have been too busy during the summer. In the fall campgrounds and parks are less congested and rates are usually reduced.

Consider a fall color tour while camping -- from mid-September to late October the autumn foliage colors can be spectacular. To help you plan your fall color drive or nature hike near your destination, check online for tour dates and maps that list the best locations to view the changing fall colors.

Fall is the perfect time to visit orchards, farms and u-pick markets throughout Michigan. Cider mills and apple orchards are usually busiest during the fall months, offering fresh apples, cider and doughnuts. Check for farms near your campground that offer corn mazes, wagon rides and pumpkin picking during the fall months. 

With autumn's arrival comes the tailgating season. Besides the excitement watching your favorite college or NFL team play, the tailgating tradition allows you to enjoy some leisure time with family or friends before you enter the stadium. Tailgating in an RV is an experience that just may spoil you and your guests for life.

Besides having a roof over your head in case of bad weather while tailgating, most RVs have a bathroom allowing you to skip the porta potty lines and a refrigerator to keep your food and beverages cold. After the game, forget about sitting in traffic, fire up the grill for some hot dogs or hamburgers, watch game highlights on your TV or play some games until it's time to leave.

Find your perfect RV this fall at the 23rd Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, October 3-7, 2012, in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC). The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries in Michigan. For more information, visit www.marvac.org. MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.

Contact Information

  • Primary Contact:
    Bill Sheffer
    Director
    Email Contact
    Phone: (517) 349-8881, ext. 11

    Secondary Contact:
    Shelly Latshaw
    Email Contact
    Phone: (586) 752-6381