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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Address: Headquarters on Sand Point Rd, Between Munising and Grand Marais, Munising, MI 49862
Phone Number: (906) 387-2607
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking
Description: Park located on the shoreline of Lake Superior encompassing cliffs, dunes...
Park located on the shoreline of Lake Superior encompassing cliffs, dunes, waterfalls and lakes.
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Beautiful Coastline

Visited Pictured Rocks the first time in 2008 and have gone there 3 times since then. There are several ways to enjoy this beautiful place. Taking a boat cruise, specially at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited Pictured Rocks the first time in 2008 and have gone there 3 times since then. There are several ways to enjoy this beautiful place. Taking a boat cruise, specially at Sunset hour is a popular option, and its a great tour. Second is hiking the tour where you are on top of the rocks and can see the clear... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We couldn't get enough of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We did many different hikes, including the hike through the huge sand dunes (they're incredible!) and down to the beach. You can actually watch natural erosion happening at an alarming rate... fascinating nature lesson! I really can't say enough great things about this area. The shoreline is just incredible regardless of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you live in Michigan it should be on your list of places to see. Our state has many beautiful areas but this is absolutely stunning. The coast line from a boat and all the water falls you can walk to. Michigan is a beautiful state!

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visited the Pictured Rocks for three days both in 2012 and 2014 during Memorial Day weekend and stayed both nights at the Holiday Inn in Munising. The first visit I did the afternoon cruise and several of the hikes (recommend the ten mile Chapel Rock loop and the one from the Log Slide to the lighthouse) and the second... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I first visited Pictured Rocks during a brief day visit in 2013, and returned for 4 days of backpacking in 2014, and I can't wait to go back. I absolutely LOVE this area. I have lived my whole life in the Great Lakes area (on Lake Superior and Lake Ontario) and driven extensively throughout the area. This is one of... More 

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Madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I backpacked the Lakeshore this past Sept. and truly loved it. If you do decide to backpack or want to take a long hike and not retrace your steps you can use Altran for your shuttle. It's like 20 bucks and the driver was really nice.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stayed overbite in Munising to take the boat tour and were awestruck by all the natural beauty of the rocks and the lake! A hidden gem! Glad we got boat tats in advance and didn't have to stand in line!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This summer we stopped to see Pictured Rocks NLS. We came in late and booked for the evening cruise all in all it was the best we could have done. With the sun lower and lower against the rocks the colours became better and better. However it took more than 1 hour to sail to the rocks it was worth... More 

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Munising, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Winter access is limited by unplowed roads from Munising for the most part. However you can still drive out to Sand Point from Munising and enjoy a spectacular view of the east end including Miners castle in the distance. From that vantage point you can look across the channel to Grand Island and get an early view of the ice... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We camped for a week and I can not wait to go back. Awesome trails, Lake Superior, just an amazing place! We camped September 28th - Oct 3rd 2014. The first day was 70, sunny, and Lake Superior was as smooth as glass. At 4am a storm blew in... temps dropped to 43 with 20 mph winds and Lake Superior... More 

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