"Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore" Top 5 Page for this destination Munising by kaloz

Munising Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 164 photos

Munising to Grand Marais

I am not sure where to put this site, as it is a 40 mile hike between Munising and Grand Marais. KimberlyAnn built her's here, so I am following suit. This was a hike I did during spring break in 1985. Most people go somewhere warm, not me!! To the southern shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But gosh, was it lovely!!

Pictured Rocks

The shoreline is a testiment to erosion. The name comes from the wonderful colours found on the water eaten rock. KimberlyAnn did this trip by boat, so her pictures are from below. Mine are from above. Both are worth seeing.

Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest and the deepest of the great lakes. The water is very clean, and you can see the continuation of the shoreline as it continues into the lake. It is a spectacular lake, but very cold.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent Scenery
  • Cons:Primative Accomodations
  • In a nutshell:Worth the effort
  • Last visit to Munising: Mar 1985
  • Intro Written Nov 17, 2002
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  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2008 at 7:46 AM

    Stay away from the edge! Very helpful!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 9:12 PM

    Nick, this was a wonderful group of pages with worthwhile, interesting, informative information and fantastic photography. You outdid yourself, kiddo!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 9:35 PM

    Looks like you guys had a great time. That certainly beats Ft. Lauderdale.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2003 at 9:32 AM

    Nice images from a scenic place - come back in the autumn for spectacular colors!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2003 at 7:11 AM

    Whay a great pic's of a great place have to make it up there one day .very nice

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2003 at 12:00 PM

    Wow, excellent page! What a great hike, Painted Rock is definately on my travel list now! I've been to Lake Superior NP in Ontario, and I love it there. The lake is so beautiful!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 11:35 PM

    Like the photos, Lighthouse is the symbol of loneliness.

  • phred1910's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2002 at 5:05 AM

    A great page on Munising. I am a former resident of Munising & Melstrand, now in the process of moving to Germany.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2002 at 10:54 AM

    A wonderful page to help the hiker prepare for a visit to Picture rocks, as well as illustrating the views he/she may expect. Nice travelogues.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2002 at 5:19 AM

    Wow! What a beautiful hike!! I didn't realize Lake Superior was so clear!


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