We do outdoors BIG here in Munising—all year ‘round.

Things to do



Munising is home to several natural wonders including the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Hiawatha National Forest, the Grand Island National Recreation Area, and the Alger Underwater Preserve. During the warmer seasons, visitors can enjoy boat and kayak tours of the Pictured Rocks, discover shipwrecks in Munising Bay, explore the historic Grand Island, and marvel at over 14 waterfalls. Outdoor enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of year-round recreational trails to enjoy, while those seeking a more relaxed pace can indulge in the many charming coffee shops, gift shops, breweries, and restaurants that Munising has to offer.

Carving sandstone cliffs and caves out over time, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore stretches 42-miles along the lake’s gorgeous shoreline

Hiking, biking, backpacking, backcountry camping, bird watching – with the 894,836-acre Hiawatha National Forest in our backyard, the woodland pursuits are endless.

When looking north over Lake Superior—especially from any of the areas along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore—you can see the entire horizon and revel in the broad view of a glorious night sky. 

Although Munising is considered “the snowmobile capital of the Midwest,” the area also offers pristine cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that people of all skill levels can enjoy.


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No matter what time of year you plan to travel to Munising, it’s best to plan to ensure your vacation goes as smoothly as possible. But don’t worry, we have all the resources you need.

Munising offers an array of options for dining out, from fast-casual establishments to upscale restaurants. 

Munising offers countless lodging options to choose from, including boutique hotels, small family-owned motels, and secluded cottages and cabins. 

Whether you want to snowmobile, view some of the most beautiful fall foliage in America, or relax on a magical beach, Munising’s four seasons have something for everyone.

While its rural location is part of the charm, cell service can be an issue for some arriving in the Upper Peninsula. Fortunately, we have a range of maps and guides to help you along the way.

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