Recently I’ve had two people ask me if I’m keeping Holiday Shores to myself. My answer is, “Oh my gosh…no, of course not. The more the merrier.”
I’ve written about specific happenings several times in my blog. It’s a resort and quite public. I believe it’s the best around, not that I’ve been many places besides Fletcher’s Pond and now I’ve grown quite partial to this magical place for many reasons.
Last week I mentioned I was beginning my second book. A major part of that story is how I discovered this place or should I say how it found me. I’ve only been to two other campgrounds in my life besides the one in Hillman. Greenwood Acres in Jackson MI., where my dad’s family has camped for years, and the other is, Locust Grove Co-op in Grass Lake, Mi. I remember having a blast in both places with family and great friends.
Here is some of my favorite things about Holiday Shores RV Resort located in Durand Mi., between Flint and Lansing.
Our lot is on a hill over-looking one of several small lakes
I catch fish almost every time I go out
I have all the nature I need with a wooded area and a walking path
I’m less than eight miles from everything, shopping, restaurants, pharmacy, and antique stores
It’s quiet, except for the trains, Durand is famous for its Historical Train Station. I love trains and all their sounds.
I feel safe.
And most of all I have indoor plumbing (I’ve camped all my life using outhouses so this is a really BIG deal)
(Construction is in progress as I write this for a new clubhouse in front of the golf course.)
There are plenty of choices of things to do here. It has almost 600 sites. You can camp nightly, weekly, monthly or seasonally (May 1 to Oct 31.) There’s a nine hole golf course, small beach, playground, tennis courts, and annual events such as, outings to local restaurants, craft shows, park/garage sale, golf cart poker, a weekend popcorn wagon with ice-cream, Memorial Day parade, fishing contest and fish fry, Christmas in July, and Trick or Treating in August. Prizes for the best decorated campers and golf carts. I’m not included in that since I don’t have a golf cart, but the peer pressure is beginning to get to me…
Within forty-five minutes you can be at . . . Frankenmuth, Bronners, Birchrun Shopping, Turkeyville, Canterbury Village, or Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell.
This past weekend my husband and brother-in-law began building a small deck down by the water in front of our place. Our other dock spent most of the spring beneath the lake. You may recall some pictures on a previous blog. It was unusable and an eyesore to all the beauty surrounding it. Since we’re not in control of the water levels and ice in the winter, our solution is to build one on the land.
If you want more information on this awesome campground click on . . . Holiday Shores Website
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