We are in the beginning stages of planning a vacation in the summer of 2015 with three generations. The ages will range from 3.5 through 68. There will be eleven of us. We were always a camping family, but we are looking for something different this time. Overall the group enjoys swimming, easy hikes, fishing, canoeing/rafting, exploring small towns, campfires at night etc.. I would love to be on or very near the water. I am guessing we will need several rooms/cabins unless we can locate a large house. If on the water, we would like to avoid lakes that have frequent problems with Swimmer's Itch. Can anyone direct me to an area in Michigan that might meet our needs? If you know of any lodgings that would also meet our needs, I would be happy to hear about them.