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Address: Munising, MI
Phone Number: 9063872600
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Great biking trail on the 20-mile perimeter of the Upper Peninsula.

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Beautiful but LOTS of Mosquitos!

The mosquitos on Grand Island might be compared to some rain forest or jungle. On the recommendation of people on the mainland, we purchased a can of 40% deet bug spray at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Marshall, Wisconsin
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Marshall, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The mosquitos on Grand Island might be compared to some rain forest or jungle. On the recommendation of people on the mainland, we purchased a can of 40% deet bug spray at the hardware/outdoors store in Munising. On arriving at the ferry dock, people coming off the boat again warned us of them. We planned to pack in and hike... More 

Thank freiburger-sarah
Roseville, Michigan
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was shown on the pictured rocks cruise it gave a pretty good explanation of the history the light house now is taken care by the people who live around it the role of tjis lighthouse was to guide the ships through the narrow lake to keep it in the deep part of the water when they start to tell... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We backpacked/camped to a beautiful campsite on Trout Bay about 2 miles from the boat dock. Since some of the sites are non-reservable, it felt like a race to get to an unoccupied spot. It was more crowded than we thought it would be. The campsite we got on Trout Bay was right on the sand beach and was lovely.... More 

Thank Christyski
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very rustic but really nice visit. We had our bikes with us and can be a tough ride but very enjoyable. Saw a Bald Eagle fly right in front of us with food in it's mouth and saw it feeding it's young. First time seeing a baby eagle.

Thank Cheryl K
Hudsonville, Michigan
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98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Take the Grand Island "ferry" across the lake AKA pontoon boat, make sure to check the website for dick times as they vary depending on time of year. Make sure to pack for your day with all you will need (campsites or cabins also available), which means you must have enough food and water for the length of your visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We took the bus tour. Our guide was very informed. We learned so much about the local history and the history of the island. I find it very interesting that the island was inhabited and a fortune was made here before Munising was established. The 3 hour tour went fast. We were worried about mosquitos after reading other reviews, luckily... More 

Thank paknplay
Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Grand Island is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend the bus tour of the island. The beaches were stunning

Thank ameytwist
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We just completed this hike and there were pros and cons to the whole experience. We decided to do an ultralight hiking trip and chose grand island for its size and location. We were a group of six with moderate experience in ultralight back packing. To start the island is only accessible via boat or kayak, we took the ferry... More 

1 Thank Andrew W
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My friend and I were looking for a place to ride bikes and the hotel recommended Grand Island. Unfortunately we got a late start and only had from 5-6pm to ride. The little we were able to see was great. The trail was perfect for riding and the scenery amazing. Aside from the few other riders who were clueless to... More 

Thank jamilynn7
Marquette, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Bottom line my absolute favorite place to explore in Michigan. Every season you'll find beauty. Come and hike, bike, kayak, or even skijor to the ice caves. Ferry runs May-October and once the ice makes you can cross on skis, snowshoes or snowmobile.

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