Michigan's "Roadside Parks"

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Michigan still has "Roadside Parks". Now, these are not "Rest Areas", which we have tons of and most of them are very beautiful. Roadside Parks are smaller and generally don't have "modern" facilities. They still have the outhouse type of bathrooms. But, these little resting areas are generally not on the big interstate highways. They are tucked away on the smaller highways.

They are usually in a beautiful location and have picnic areas.

These pictures are from a roadside park near where we have been camping off and on all summer. It is also right on a pretty little lake. We stopped in there and gathered acorns from the gazillion oak trees. The following pictures are of the little lake.

My husband didn't grow up in Michigan so, he was surprised to see that our roadside parks have old fashion hand pumps for water. I never thought about it because I just took them for granted. The pumps can be used to wash your hands or fill a jug or you can lift a lever and have it activate the drinking fountain. Here are a couple of pictures of the pump.

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  1. All so very pretty!!! And the green water pump...the 'country charm'....love it.

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  2. I've never been to Michigan - it's beautiful and the hand pump - I want one. Thanks for the pictures.

  3. Water hand pumps sure bring back memories.
    Joyce M

  4. What a beautiful spot. It looks pastoral. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Have a great day.

  5. What a great post! I love the color of the trees & the lake. And that pump is wonderful. In so many places someone would feel the need to tear it up just because it's there. Thank you for sharing.

  6. What a lovely picnic area. I have not seen those types of pumps in a park in a long time.

    Thank you for sharing!

    ~ Tracy


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