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Explore the wild hilly shoreline and discover colorful sandstone cliffs, pristine beaches, sand dunes, and waterfalls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hike trails carpeted with wildflowers in the spring and experience the serenity of northern forests and remote lakes. Outdoor opportunities abound year round. Sea kayaking remains a popular way to see the park's picturesque rock formations, caves, arches, and waterfalls, and many boat companies offer day trips along the shore. In the winter, you can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, and ice fishing. To fully immerse yourself in this magical landscape, try backcountry camping. Put Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other Munising attractions into our Munising itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reviews
We visited during spring break in March...or tried to. None of the visitor centers we could get to appeared to be open. Since the park is open 24 hours according to the park service app, we hoped to..... more
We visited during spring break in March...or tried to. None of the visitor centers we could get to appeared to be open. Since the park is open 24 hours according to the park service app, we hoped to..... more »
Excellent visit, recommend to all. Had planned this trip for months and very pleased with our experience. We rented a pontoon boat and loaded up a handful of toddlers and coolers for a long day trip..... more
Excellent visit, recommend to all. Had planned this trip for months and very pleased with our experience. We rented a pontoon boat and loaded up a handful of toddlers and coolers for a long day trip..... more »
Boat tour was cancelled due to wind and rain so we happened upon this area trying to see the sandstone colored cliffs. The Pictured Rocks Cliff area was a great spot. Easy walk to the high overlook...
Boat tour was cancelled due to wind and rain so we happened upon this area trying to see the sandstone colored cliffs. The Pictured Rocks Cliff area was a great spot. Easy walk to the high overlook... more »
Absolutely beautiful. When you're here make sure you take the boat tour to fully appreciate the beauty of the cliffs. In the park itself, the trails are very nice, taking you to multiple waterfalls and scenic views. I definitely recommend the trail to the Grand Sable Dunes, the view was beautiful. Negatives: both visitor centers were closed and apparently in need of renovation. Prepare yourself appropriately for the bugs, especially the Sable flies.
It's immaculate up here. One thing I love about the Upper Peninsula is that there's so many cool and small towns, and in between it's just nothing. you start in St. Ignace and have to drive a couple hours to Pictured Rocks but it's great! This is one of my favorite national nature places to visit. I hope one day it'll become a national park because it surely deserves that final titled, even if it's still being funded by the federal government anyway. It's great here!
What an absolutely gorgeous place to visit! If you do visit here be sure to take one or two boat tours of the area! There is so much beauty to take in! Miles and miles of tall cliffs, neat coloration of the rocks from mineral deposits, and beautiful blue green water that you just have to see in person to appreciate!! There are also lighthouses, eagles and their nests, and waterfalls! Pictures and videos are gorgeous to look at, but nothing beats seeing it with your own two eyes! Be sure to stop in at the visitor center and pick up some souvenirs and a map of the area!
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an absolutely beautiful place to visit! I highly recommend taking the boat tour at sunset. We went in the fall and the leaves are not only amazing that time of year, but they change greatly as the sunset progresses over the evening. The boat tour is a great way to see the lakeshore and all the beauty that Pictured Rocks possesses, as well as scope out some of the hikes that you are interested in. We spent the next day hiking and chasing waterfalls in the area which is a great way to spend the day as well. If you can time this in the fall then it has the added value of some of the best fall colors I have ever seen- even compared to my home state of Colorado! This is a true gem and should be a bucket list item for you!
Seeing the beauty of the Pictured Rocks can truly only be fully appreciated in person. The water is stunning, and the rocks are just beautiful! I highly recommend a tour of them one way, or another. We took the Glass Bottom shipwreck tour to see them, which was amazing, as well!
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