May is for Morels

May is for Morels

Springtime in Northern Michigan is a perfect opportunity for mushroom hunters to go in search of the elusive morel mushrooms. Morels are highly sought after for their rich and earthy taste, and the thrill of finding them in the wild is an adventure in itself.

Northern Michigan has a reputation for being a hotspot for morels, and our opening day at the park falls right in the middle of prime season, starting in April and lasting until early June. The best time to hunt for morels is after a few days of rain and when the temperature reaches around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Morels can be found in damp areas near trees, such as ash, oak, and elm, and they tend to grow in clusters. It's important to have a sharp eye and a keen sense of observation to spot them among the leaves and debris on the forest floor.

Aside from morel hunting, Northern Michigan offers a plethora of activities and attractions, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring the beautiful scenery of the Great Lakes region. The cherry blossoms in Traverse City are also a sight to behold during the spring season, and only an hour away!

The Gaylord area KOAs offer a perfect opportunity to set up camp, score some morels, and enjoy all that spring has to offer us after a long cold winter. We can't wait to see you this spring! 

Share This: