We are in southwest Mchigan and itching to take our new, small camper north for 5-6 days. We are thinking of leaving Friday, but very concerned that by heading up on a weekend it'll be considerably more busy. Is this generally the case? If we don't like crowds how much of a difference will we see if we headed up Sunday?
Is Leelanau State Park a good alternate, with adequate hiking, efc?
Also ... we will travel with our two large, sweet dogs. These are country bumpkin dogs ... Leash trained, but they don't particularly enjoy hiking that way and neither do we. They also adore the water. What's it like in the Sleeping Bear area with dogs? I wouldnt expect to go anywhere terribly popular with the pups, but are there locations that are more dog-friendly?
If it is likely we would have to keep them on leash the entire time, we may need to rethink this.