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Welcome to Munising! Home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, and the Gitchee Gumee of old time lore. We have helpful, friendly people; plenty of accommodations; and great local fare at our multiple restaurants and cafes.

Every season brings new things to discover and explore. We have 17 beautiful waterfalls to see and hike.  Miners, Sand Point, and Autrain Beach are just three of our many gorgeous white sand beaches on the shore of the Big Lake. Take a Pictured Rocks Cruise and see the cliffs and rock formations or take a ride on the Glass Bottom Boat Tours and view our many shipwrecks.

If you are in adventure seeker, take a ride on the Ridptide Ride or go at your own pace by renting a pontoon boat for Seaberg Pontoon Rentals.  Enjoy the unspoiled, rustic beauty of Grand Island or take a day hike along any of the national parks many trails. Come kayak or canoe our many inland lakes and rivers, or go out with a guide on Lake Superior.

Whether you are on two or four wheels, come take a drive down the lakeshore on H-58.  This winding, scenic gem connects us to the little town of Grand Marais and take you past dozens of scenic rest stops and rivers, access points to the lake, and our famous sand dunes. It is particularly beautiful in the fall and you’ll see numerous photographers taking advantage of the blaze of reds and oranges in the trees. Check out the fall color tour map for other suggestions for beautiful scenic drives.

Winter season brings a true winter wonderland filled with outdoor activities to suit any activity level or preference. Come and snowmobile our hundreds of miles of trails or come and ski or snowshoe Valley Spur or other area cross country ski trails. For the true thrill seekers we host the Midwest’s largest ice climbing festival and there’s good reason for it. We have numerous lakeshore and inland ice formations to climb and traverse to your heart’s content. Your trip’s not complete without a visit to the popular Eben Ice Caves, a true wonder of nature.

Overall it’s easy to see why Kid Rock chose to shoot his video on our beaches and lakeshore. The unspoiled, uncrowded, splendor of our area is sure to take your breath away. This is where great adventures are found and memories are made! We are a Pure Michigan treasure trove of outdoor wonders. So come and visit us and see why we consider Munising “Picture Perfect”.

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