We left Leelanau Pines Campground and traveled over the Mackinac Bridge to Wisconsin via Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I chose Smokey Hollow Campground basically for what you see above. My kids have played on a “ninja course” at Massey’s Landing Campground in Delaware but it was much smaller and only for a specific time over the weekend. This course is absolutely huge and is open all the time. We did, however, have to keep a keen eye on our kids as there are no lifeguards and parts of the course are very high.
Smokey Hollow also had a bunch of other things to do such as two playgrounds, a bounce pillow and specialty bikes that you can ride around for free. The bikes similar to city bikes. You just get on one and drive it to somewhere in the campground and once you park it the bike is free for someone else to use. They also had a snack bar and we enjoyed the smoothies.
We did have some rain while in Wisconsin but that ended up in our favor one morning as we had the whole swimming pond to ourselves in the light drizzle. I tried to get the crew to hike at a nearby state park but I think they were hiked ou from our previous stay in Michigan. We did go to Madison one evening for dinner and discovered Wisconsin Cheese Curds.
Upon leaving Madison, Linda asked we stop by the firehouse to get a t-shirt. She came back out to the Jeep as they had asked if we wanted to come in for a tour. We toured the the kitchen, lounge and bunk rooms as well as the apparatus floor where we saw the ice boat, scuba boat, engine and ladder as well as a couple other specialty vehicles. Fire Station 1 is the main station in Madison and is located just down the street from the capitol building. Thanks to FF. Dhamen for taking time out of his day to give us the tour.
Click the link above to see more of Smokey Hollow Campground, particularly the ninja course. There’s also a bit of footage at the end of Station 1 in Madison. We’re off to Ohio making our way back home next where we’ll spend the Fourth of July. Thanks for stopping by.