I've done both Yankee Springs and Allegan Forest with a Jeep club and had fun I tried doing both on my own and couldn't find any of the good trails and I thought it was boring.
I did make a trip to Rocks and Valley in Harrison MI and that was fun. And of course Silver Lake is always fun
Used to live in Traverse City. Usually make a trip up to Michigan every year. Heading up again in July. Usually we spend a few nights in the U.P. but I think we're going to limit this trip to the Traverse City area.
I am plotting a trip for next fall out to Magruder Corridor and then down around Moab. Hopefully my vehicle project is done by then.
As far as destinations on this side of the state I really don't know besides random trails and two tracks. I am just getting into this whole thing.
Awesome, and welcome! The DNR is working to get more state land opened up, but have been focused more on the UP. Down this way, there's very little from them. You're mostly stuck with private land, as far as I've found.