The mack daddy of camping areas north of the Mighty Mac is also Michigan’s only national park. As the name suggests, it is indeed an island, and to get there, you'll need to plan ahead. Take a boat affectionately known as the "vomit comet" from Houghton (about five hours), Copper Harbor (about three hours), or Grand Portage, Minnesota (about an hour and a half). For the moneyed adventurer, taking a seaplane is the quicker, more pain-free option. Reasons to go to Isle Royale include a chance to see the Northern Lights, wolves, and moose, as well as testing your will against black flies and mosquitos.