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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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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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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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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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The Magic of Pictured Rocks Sunsets in Photos

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 …

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What People Are Saying About Pictured Rocks Cruises

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 …

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Pictured Rocks: A Trip for the Entire Family

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 …

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10 Things to Do Above the Mackinac Bridge

When planning an exciting summer vacation, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan should be on your radar. Although serene beaches and gorgeous waterfalls are scattered throughout the area, attractions like Mackinac Island, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Tahquamenon Falls are some of the biggest enticements. Within driving distance from the Detroit, Cleveland, and Indianapolis areas, …

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