Exploration Guides

We're all explorers. You just need the right guide.

Welcome, Explorers!

Welcome to Exploration Guides!

The first day of spring, March 20, 2011, was the day of our Grand Opening. We now have thirteen free Android apps covering 14 parks in southeast Michigan, which have been downloaded  thousands of times and our first two Destination apps, Destination: Lighthouse – North America and Destination: Waterfall – North America.

Our first book, Dayhiking, is now available worldwide from Amazon, and soon from Barnes & Noble, as well.  You can get Dayhiking at http://www.amazon.com/Dayhiking-Exploration-Guides-Hiking-ebook/dp/B00CQOP7K6

We have a lot more data, and more books and apps are coming.  Feel free to look around, download the free apps, make suggestions for new features, and, most importantly, go outside and explore!

Read our blog for info on new apps, trip reports, and more.

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Kensington Metropark Group Camping

A large group campground is located at the north end of the park.  This rustic campground, available by advance reservation and to select groups only, is located on both sides of the Huron River.  Contact the Kensington Metropark office at 248-685-1561 to request further details and make your reservations.

The campground is located just north of the Equestrian Staging Area and surrounded by the North Equestrian Trail Loop and adjacent to many other trails.

This page is just a small part of the Kensington Metropark mobile app.

Return to the main Kensington Metropark page.

Return to the main Huron Clinton Metropark page.

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Lower Huron Metropark Camping

Lower Huron Metropark offers camping to recognized youth groups only, on the banks of the Huron River.  In addition, limited family camping is available at the park on limited weekends.  Contact the park for more information and reservations.

Return to the main Lower Huron Metropark page.

This page is just a small part of the free Lower Huron/Willow/Oakwoods Metropark mobile app.

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Seven Lakes State Park Camping

Camping in Seven Lakes State Park is limited to the Sand Lake campground, located on the shore of Sand Lake.  With only 70 sites, and a private beach, the modern campground fills up fast on summer weekends, so it’s best to make reservations early.  Check the official park site for more information.

Return to the main Seven Lakes State Park page.

This page is just a small part of the Seven Lakes State Park mobile app.

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Seven Lakes State Park

Seven Lakes State Park is located north of Pontiac Michigan, just east of the Dauner Martin Nature Sanctuary.  Home to around 17km of trails encircling two, main lakes (and many smaller ones), Seven Lakes State Park is also home to a number of uncommon fens, a large massasauga rattlesnake population, and the closest thing we get to a waterfall in southeast Michigan.  The two main lakes, Big Seven and Dickenson, both have boat launches, and are undeveloped, aside from the launches, and the beach on man-made Big Seven Lake.  A developed campground is available at Sand Lake.

Visit the official Seven Lakes State Park page.

This page is just a small part of the Seven Lakes State Park mobile app.

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Waterloo-Pinckney Trail – Camping

While hiking the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail end to end, eventually you’re going to need to stop for the night.  There are two forms of camping available.

  • Organized campgrounds: There are a number of established campgrounds along and very near the trail.  All these campgrounds are available to backpackers.  Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during the summer.
  • Backcountry camping: Backcountry camping is not allowed along the trail, although a number of campsites are walk-in only.  These also fill up quickly in the summer.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

Return to the main Waterloo-Pinckney Trail page.

This page is just a small part of the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail app.

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