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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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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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Summer 2021 vacation: Get outside and stay safe in Munising

After more than a year spent largely inside because of the COVID-19 outbreak, travelers have a thirst for the outdoors. They want adventures. They want experiences. They want a chance for discoveries. They are drawn to open spaces where the pace of life slows. Munising checks every box. There are amazing encounters with Lake Superior. …

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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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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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