In the coming years, Sue Reece, a ranger at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, expects to see trails improved and expanded, bridges refortified and seasonal maintenance staff added to the 73,000-acre Upper Peninsula gem that became the country’s first national lakeshore in 1966. The upgrades and the personnel will come via visitor entrance fees that launched at
The snow will melt, even if five months of Upper Peninsula winter storm systems has convinced you otherwise. And when it does, there’s no better place to be in Michigan than in Munising, where it’s possible to witness the natural beauty of 17 waterfalls come alive during the transition from frozen masses to the ferocity and
Michigan Ice Fest, the Midwest’s largest ice climbing festival that brings outdoor adventure opportunities to the masses and professional-level athletes to Munising, sadly, is over for 2022. But that doesn’t mean this year’s seasonal winter fun is done in Munising, the U.P. city that is also the home base for getting outside at the Pictured Rocks
While nothing compares to a sunset over Lake Superior, watching the rays reflect off magical cliffs and caves in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is truly an unforgettable experience. Stretching 42-miles along the shoreline between the cities of Munising and Grand Marais in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Pictured Rocks park has some of the best beaches and areas around to catch
While millions of people have explored the Munising, Grand Island, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore areas over the last century, Native American tribes have cherished the land for thousands of years. Before French fur traders and Europeans voyaged to what would become Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the rural region was vastly home to the Ojibwe tribe. Read full article
For over 50 years, Pictured Rocks Cruises has given visitors a tour of the towering sandstone cliffs, formations and magical colors of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – a top Michigan vacation spot – on board. Departing from Munising, these boat tours are 2 to 2 ½ hours long and travel alongside the most stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes.
You don’t have to travel far in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to find stunning waterfalls…the area is home to hundreds of them! With its proximity to the Great Lakes and countless streams and creeks, it’s no wonder the rural area is overflowing with these gorgeous sights. Many waterfalls can be found within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and are the result of
Deemed the “Great Lakes State” and famed for its physical shape resembling a mitten, Michigan is lush in many ways but is best known for its beauty. North above the Mackinac Bridge rests the stunning waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and sea caves, dunes, and tranquil trails and forests of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Spanning over 40 miles along the
Although there are hundreds of spectacular waterfalls in Michigan, did you know the state’s scenic Upper Peninsula is home to all but one of them? Ranging in size from under 5 to 50 feet vertical drops, the waterfalls in the U.P. are divine sites often nestled among nature and trees. While some of the falls require
Dazzling waterfalls. Scenic overlooks and beaches. Unforgettable boat cruises and kayak trips. Stunning sandstone formations and dunes. When planning a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’ll discover there’s plenty of exciting things to do in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Whether you have young children or seniors in your group, Pictured Rocks is a perfect trip for the entire family.