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Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in Munising

Piles of snow blankets Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year, providing countless outdoor opportunities in a wintry wonderland. 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. Don’t have gear? Down Wind Sports and South Bay Outfitters, …

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Top 3 Ice Formations to Explore Near Munising

With captivating geographical features including high cliffs and ice formations descended from streams and rivers, it’s easy to see why a small city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to the largest ice climbing festival in the Midwest. Munising stretches along Lake Superior shoreline and is the western gateway community to the Pictured Rocks National …

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Top 5 Spectacular Munising Waterfalls to Visit in the Winter

There are over 200 divine waterfalls in Michigan, but it’s the state’s scenic Upper Peninsula that’s home to all but one of them. Ranging in size from under 5 to 50 feet vertical drops, the waterfalls are heavenly places often nestled among nature and trees. While Munising is a gateway community to the majestic Pictured …

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Top Snowmobile Stops in the Munising Area

“The Snowmobile Capital of the Midwest” All photos are courtesy of the Munising Visitors Bureau unless otherwise noted With a 13-year average showing nearly 235 inches of snow, hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and plenty of restaurants, lodging and gas stations along the way, it’s no wonder the Munising area is considered the “Snowmobile …

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities in Munising

Nearby frozen waterfalls. Hundreds of miles of snowmobile, snowshoe and ski trails in the Hiawatha National Forest and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Numerous indoor activities and events. While the Munising area is a popular destination in the summertime, the little city along pristine Lake Superior shoreline has plenty of family-friendly recreational options for anyone visiting …

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What are the best ways to see Fall colors?

There are so many fantastic ways to see the fall colors in the Munising area. Travel along a well groomed ORV/ATV trails, take a hike on our 100 miles of trails along 42 miles of Lake Superior’s Shore, mountain bike on our 4 diverse trail systems (all within minutes of Downtown Munising), or take a …

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17 places you have to see at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Wild, wildly scenic, and uniquely Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is unlike anywhere else in the Great Lakes State. Established in 1966, the park — one of five National Parks in Michigan, and the nation’s first national lakeshore — encompasses more than 70,000 acres and 40 miles of shoreline along the southern edge of Lake Superior. …

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4 Tips for Exploring the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Jesse Land of Things To Do in the U.P. tells us how to have a fantastic Pure Michigan winter adventure at the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Just outside of Marquette, the Eben Ice Caves are one of Michigan’s prime winter attractions. Each winter, once the ice caves start to freeze up (usually sometime in December), visitor’s …

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Photos show winter surfing on Lake Superior, incredible kayaking over Tahquamenon Falls

For years, Traverse City photographer Gary R. Ennis has been capturing Michigan in all its four-season glory. His vibrant collections overflow with forests flashing their autumn color, vast fields of sunflowers, and beach town scenes where we wring every last, sweet drop out of summer. But it’s his pictures of winter surfers during a recent …

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