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

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Parks dept. Guided bus tour and ferry ride

Excellent park department runs bus tour and ferry to the island. Historical tour and very interesting . They can't advertise being government . We'll worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Monmouth, il
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a 3 hour tour of the island. The guide was fairly knowledgeable. Mosquitoes were present but manageable. The price was reasonable at $15/pp for the ferry ride and $15/pp for the tour. Don't forget to get your senior discount with the Parks Department card. Tour was a little too long... LOTS of hiking and biking trails.

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Monmouth, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent park department runs bus tour and ferry to the island. Historical tour and very interesting . They can't advertise being government . We'll worth it.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Myself, my husband and our 10 y/o son biked Grand Island on Aug. 11th and loved it. There were no bugs at all and the weather was overcast and 65. The ferry across is a pontoon boat that can carry 7 people and bikes. It takes maybe 3 minutes to cross. He's very quick and efficient. There are a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My sister (52) and I (48) decided on a whim to rent some bikes and tour the island on our own. We are not big exercisers but are generally healthy. We took a backpack with water bottles and snacks and decided to take a 7-mile loop around the southern end of the island. The packed-sand trails are well marked with... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a primative island!!!!! There are several restrooms and water spigots but they are spaced out.There are no consessions on the island. I don't drink water...never have and never will. When I boarded the ferry with my two liter bottle of diet dew people laughed...later in the day they wanted to be my friend. The water is safe to... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A friend and I went and camped on grand island and followed the advice of Desi the nice lady in the shack and our trip was smooth sailing and amazing. She told us where we would have the best time finding a campsite so late in the day, and that we should stick to the east side on our hike... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took the 3pm ferry (the fastest pontoon ever - the operator was very skilled) over to the island for the bus tour. The driver was very knowledgeable about the history of the island (most of the documented history is from the late 1800a forward). Since the forest service took ownership of the island in 1990 they have built some... More 

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Oakley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First time to the Island this year for vacation. While there the park was offering free admission with bus tours of designated points of interests. Hind-site, wished I had rented a bike.

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You get the full U.P. adventure here on Grand Island. Hike, bike or run it's all there. Beautiful views and nice beaches. Worth the ferry ride over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went to the Island on 8-3-15 and we had a blast hiking to Duck Lake. We stopped by the cemetery, and would have loved to stay longer. I've suggested going here to a few people. Also thank you to all the workers at the in Munising and on the Island!

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