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Michigan Centennial Caravan – SOLD OUT!

June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Centennial Celebration Caravan – Michigan – SOLD OUT!

June 2019

Michigan Centennial Caravan Itinerary

  • June 17 Assemble at Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason Michigan, Catered Dinner and Kickoff Party – Performance by Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies
  • June 18 Enjoy Mason –
  • June 19 – Depart Mason, Destination Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee Michigan – Hosts Manistee Historical Society – Catered meal and movie in the Historic Manistee Theatre
  • June 20 – Open House for fellow Orchard Beach Campers
  • June 21 – Depart Manistee, Destination Interlochen State Park, Traverse City, Host Traverse City, Leelanau Historical Society and Empire Historical Societies, Catered meal, Presentation on the history of TCT
  • June 22 – Open House tied in with Michigan State Parks Centennial Celebration
  • June 23 – Explore Traverse City and surrounding area
  • June 24 – A caravan extension optional at Rapid River Campground in Mancelona, MI.

During our stay at Orchard Beach, we would provide an Open House for fellow campers.

At Interlochen, we would like to utilize the picnic shelter as a gathering spot for informal get-togethers, morning coffee, and Saturday entertainment.

Some places to visit while at Interlochen. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the city that Michael Moore calls home has much to offer: local wineries, Inuit art, sandy beaches, good (even great) food and lots of quirky history. And then there are the cherries.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/travel/what-to-do-in-traverse-city-michigan.html

We are working on providing a 1927 Kamp Kar for display along with historically accurate camping equipment and an early Clare camper towed by a Ford Model T. These items would fit perfectly with the state’s and TCT’s Centennial Celebrations.


If you’d like to be place on a waiting list in case of cancellations, send an email to Forrest Bone @ tincantourists@gmail.com

If you have the time and would like to extend your stay in the Traverse City area, you can book a day or more at the:
Rapid River Campground; a TCT Friendly Campground

Address7182 US-131, Mancelona, MI 49659

The Campground has been the site of Kirk MacKeller’s musical gathering “Tow Jam” for the past few years.
June is a busy time at the campground so you need to reserve a site as early as possible.


June 17, 2019
June 23, 2019
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Forrest Bone


  1. Will there be any time during the Interlochen stay (or indeed at any time during Camp Dearborn and the Caravan) that the “Tin Cans” would be on public display? Thank you for a reply. It looks like a blast for those who already own their vintage home on wheels!!

  2. Absolutely. Look at the agenda above for “open house” and that is when the trailers will be available for viewing.

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