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Address: Munising, MI
Activities: Biking
Description: Great biking trail on the 20-mile perimeter of the Upper Peninsula.

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Magical place

Highly recommend a kayak trip to Grand Island. One of the most beautiful places in Michigan. Doesn't get any better

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Highly recommend a kayak trip to Grand Island. One of the most beautiful places in Michigan. Doesn't get any better

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Canada
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Grand Island is ideal for mountain biking and hiking. They have some beautiful beaches as well. The best way to see homes though is by boat. I like the home which front yard sank into Lake Superior. The poor inhabitants didn't know what to do about it as their front door is now right on Lake Superior. My favorite... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our trip to Grand Island was a definite favorite!! We took the pontoon ride over to the island (he can take 6 people at a time and only takes about 5 minutes) We went in early Oct. on a cloudy and cool day. The pontoon ran 3 times a day in Oct 9am, 12 noon, and 3:30pm. To get around... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
222 reviews 222 reviews
137 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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