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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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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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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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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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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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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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