Michigan officials are planning to expand options for pet lovers who may want to bring their favorite companions on camping trips.

Beginning this November, the state's Department of Natural resources will open some state park cabins and lodges to people traveling with dogs or cats.  Leashed pets are currently allowed in campsites.

Vacationers in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula have long requested to bring pets into cabins.  DNR officials said they often see spikes in interest during the fall hunting season when some hunters travel more with their dogs.  Here's more from the Associated Press.