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Big Water, Big Woods, Big Sky: Explore Munising on Your Summer Vacation

Big Water, Big Woods, Big Sky: Explore Munising on Your Summer Vacation Adventure comes in many forms, for some it’s a fast-paced thrill-ride, but for others it’s a quiet moment in nature’s beauty. For some, it’s on or in the water in the midday sun, and for others it’s when surrounded by lush forests or …

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Beer, pizza and spring weather: The salve for a winter that never showed up

Most years, the snowmobiling season in Munising lasts into late April as 300 inches blanket and build a base for the area’s extensive trail network. As for the 2023-24 winter, it hardly ever started – roughly only 90 inches fell and a sudden slam to rebuild the groomed terrain seems unlikely – and it’s instilled …

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Fall in Munising: 3 drives to remember and a historic restaurant is open again

A warm and wet end to the summer threatened to abbreviate the 2023 fall color season, but a run of cool nights has set the stage for a banner explosion of red, orange and yellow in the hardwood forests and along Lake Superior’s shoreline. The fall leaf forecast indicates that peak color will occur in …

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Michigan snowmobilers can bet on the Munising’s trails being open – even in an El Nino

Michigan snowmobilers can bet on the Munising’s trails being open – even in an El Nino As Andy Cooper worked the desk at the family-owned Buckhorn Resort in Munising late in October, the region’s first winter weather advisory had just been issued and the potential of four inches of snowfall offered a sign of things …

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U.P. snowmobiling: 3 top rides to experience near Pictured Rocks

There was a time, Dan Nadeau remembers, that visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which has attracted as many 1.3 million people to Munising in a single year, was a distant second driver of tourism in Alger County. Instead, the primary attraction was that the region served as the “Snowmobiling Capital of the Midwest,” where …

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Munising in the fall: Fewer crowds, more beauty and daytime trip ideas

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror and the prospect of snowmobiling on the 330-plus miles of groomed trails in the Munising area just two months away, a visit to Michigan’s U.P. might not seem to be in play. However, there are other lenses to look through when considering a fall getaway – starting with …

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