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Grand Island

Munising, MI
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Munising
Type: Islands
Activities: Biking
Description: Great biking trail on the 20-mile perimeter of the Upper Peninsula.
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Dexter, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We only were able to have a short visit to Grand Island during our trip but quickly realized that it was a place that we want to return to. Much care is taken so that the natural beauty is preserved on this beautiful island and we can't wait to explore it more fully!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We explored Grand Island by both bike and kayak. Way more to see and less crowded than Pictured Rocks. Bike tour is more strenuous than you might expect. Lots of up and downs. The real gem is exploration from the water. Left Sand Point and paddled past two sunken ships. Went north along the eastern edge. Lots of really neat... More

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dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're looking for a less populated place to visit in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, visit Grand Island! You can get there by ferry just outside Munising. The ferry location also rents mountain/cruiser/hybrid bikes you can use while on the island. The island offers backcountry camping, cabins, beaches, wildlife viewing, mountain biking trails, a 20-miles loop around the island exterior,... More

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oxford
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our visit to Grand Island was the highlight of our trip to the UP. Gorgeous secluded beaches, scenic views and fresh air is what you have to look forward to. We rode our mountain bikes around the island and highly recommend this for visitors. It's not an easy ride, nor is it too technical. Enjoy

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Prepare yourself for simple, primitive nature experiences. A young bear (mother was not far) became very friendly and looking for food. Beware and use good judgement. Bikes are available with cleared trails.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the area and the Grand Island was magnificent! Beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the views of the Lake. It is soooo clear and clean it is wonderful experience. Lovely lighthouse on the beach. Would enjoy returning to visit again.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I paid for a mountain bike rental but when we got on the island there were no bikes that fit me - a 5'4" woman. Not only that, there was no one available to help. We arrived to find a rack of bikes unattended. Eventually a young boy rode up and asked if we needed help. He said his dad... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Of course it depends on what you want. There were people who rode their bikes and seemed to be having a good time, but my wife and I were tormented by mosquitoes and the three hour bus tour really was not worth the time. It was pretty uncomfortable.

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Findlay, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a perfect cloudless sky the day we were there, add in great views of water and cliffs it was the highlight of our trip to the UP. Some earlier review mentioned the poor quality of the rental bikes but that was last year a new company has taken over and everything is brand spanking new! Take your bike... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent a day on Grand Island biking and taking in the sights. It's short ferry ride from Munising. Do get up early if you want to rent a bike because there is a limited supply. We couldn't get mountain bikes and had to settle for beach combers. Some of the trails were too rugged to us to travel without... More

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