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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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Simple Beauty!

We went by this Island when we took the Pictured Rocks boat tour. We saw kayaks leaving the Island. Lake Superior was blue and beautiful. I would love to bring my kayak to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fenton, Michigan
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Fenton, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went by this Island when we took the Pictured Rocks boat tour. We saw kayaks leaving the Island. Lake Superior was blue and beautiful. I would love to bring my kayak to Munising and explore the Island.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We saw this while on the Picture Rock Boat Tour. I would have loved to walk around it but it is on an island.

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Omro, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry out to the island with our own bikes. They lied to us on the website about the bikes costing $5 to bring over, they charged us $8 each. I even showed them the sheet I printed off with the price on it, and she said prices were subject to change. I think she pocketed the cash.... More 

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Menominee, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hike the island with one night stay at Preservation Point. The hike includes forested trails, sand beaches, cliffside trails historic sites. I was able to see a sunset and and a sunrise over Lake Superior from the North End os the island. Mosquitos were thick on inland trails, bring bug dope. The water access at four beaches was welcomed, however... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Where to begin? Always looking for new places, entertainment for guests visiting our Upper Peninsula paradise. My Mom who uses a walker, two mobile friends and myself decided to explore Grand Island. Calling the Ferry service assured that bus ride handicapped accessible. It was..numerous stops though were tough for the less physically capable. Mom (of her own choosing) got out... More 

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Appleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We viewed the 1868 East Channel Lighthouse from the shipwreck Cruise. The captain was knowledgeable about the lighthouse's history, and the boat was the perfect was to view it both outbound and inbound. A historical perspective was also provided for other structures along Grand Island. Also, there were great views of caves and colored rocks along the southeast side of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Hubby and I rented bikes and took the ferry over to Grand Island. I'm sure there is lots of nice things to see, but I forgot the spray in the car and anytime we stopped, we were covered in mosquitoes! It was bad. Funny thing is before we got on the ferry, I overheard someone say the bugs shouldn't be... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very cool even though had to take pics from moving boat. Still glad I got to see it. Worth the effort and trip!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Easily reached from the mainland in a kayak, Grand Island is another nice destination after you've paddled at Pictured Rocks. Don't miss the shipwreck Bermuda, a 150' wooden schooner sunken in 20 feet of water in Grand Island's Murray Bay. As others have noted, the Island has swarms of mosquitos but they didn't bother us when we were out on... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took the "little boat" (called "ferry" but it is a small motor-operated boat that can carry up to 7 people only) from Munising and in 6 minutes we were in the island. Be prepared for the swarm of highly aggressive mosquitoes as soon as you near the pier in the island. We were prepared with a good mosquito repellent... More 

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Address: Munising, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Munising

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