Thursday, April 29, 2010

Morel Mushroom Hunting Season is Hot in Benzie County, Michigan

Benzie County is a great place to hunt for morel mushrooms in Michigan due to its natural habitats that include forests, riverbeds, fields, and natural paths along old railroad tracks that are now used for hiking and biking. Benzie County boasts 25 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, 57 inland lakes, and includes the southern portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The forests, dunes and bluffs of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Pere Marquette State Forest offer over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails and wildlife habitats for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. For this reason, in late spring, morel mushroom hunting is a passionate activity in Benzie County
The timetable to find morel mushrooms is from approximately end of April through end of May. However, Michigan has experienced some unseasonably early warmer weather in early 2010 and morel mushrooms have been reported in some parts of Michigan according to the website
Lodging is abundant in Benzie County and visitors will experience the beauty of spring in Northern Michigan during their morel mushroom hunting getaway. There’s also a handy morel mushroom hunting guide on within the spring page under “things to do”.

For a complete lodging listing and more information about other spring activities and locations in Benzie Country see

Visitors who book two or more consecutive nights at one of many participating lodging locations in Benzie County can sign up for the Passport to Fun which is being offered from May 1 – October 31, 2010 and includes over fifteen free or discounted food, restaurant, sightseeing, kayak and golfing opportunities. See for more information and to sign up for the promotion.

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