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Camera full of Munising Memories? Share them!

Summer may be winding down, but Munising encourages you to relive your Upper Peninsula adventures this season by sharing your images on CrowdRiff. In Munising, there’s a little piece of everything for everyone. From shipwrecks to waterfalls to kayaking to lounging at the beach, it’s the perfect up-north vacation destination. Known for being home to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, …

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2023 Is Warming Up. Plot Your Summertime Family Adventure in Munising Now

Maybe you’ve spent the last few months mostly cooped up, observing the kids inundate themselves with screens playing video games or creating new dances for TikTok. We’re getting deeper into 2023 and as the weather improves the excuses to not be outside wane. It’s time to reacquaint the family with the great outdoors — and …

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Spring Is For Waterfalls in Munising

Spring is a refreshing season. Nature’s thaw encourages a revitalized exploration with fresh itineraries. The landscapes emerge out of hibernation, and we follow suit to admire its renewed splendor. Of course, spring showers are the impetus for the verdant rejuvenation. The air begins to hold more moisture and escapes in the form of rain as …

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How a Chicago trade show, 4 Michigan residents and a stop at a bar launched an international festival

As Bill Thompson tells it, the Michigan Ice Fest, slated for its 31st year in Munising from Feb. 8-12, had humble beginnings that slowly developed into a world-renowned location for professional ice climbers as well as the best spot for the sport’s newcomers to learn. Thompson, in a recent podcast with MLive’s Eric Hultgren, recounts …

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Scenic water cruises by day, concerts at night: Munising adds ‘missing element’

When Tom Dolaskie returned to his hometown of Munising in 2008, fresh off four years of service in the U.S. Air Force, it was apparent that the city needed an infusion of activity that served and entertained visitors coming to witness the natural beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. “There wasn’t really anything that could …

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Why Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will get even better in 2022 and beyond

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 …

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Powerful Munising waterfalls are at highwater with snow melt in the spring

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 …

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Ice Fest is over, but here’s why you shouldn’t miss another winter moment in Munising

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 …

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Ice Fest returns in 2022, and why U.P. winter forecast will be great for snowmobilers

As a pre-Thanksgiving lake effect storm system dumped a foot of snow on Munising, National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Michels had a message for residents and visitors: Get used to it. “Right now, our best indicators are that it’s going to be an above average snowfall year, with a lot of lake effect from cold …

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U.P. breweries: Munising’s craft beer scene has never been better

It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of Michigan craft breweries when there are more than 400 currently operating in a space that the biggest players – Bell’s, Founders and Shorts – tend to dominate the conversation. Even among U.P. breweries, the shadows cast by Blackrocks, Keweenaw and Ore Dock seem to blot out …

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