Attractions and Recreation in the Munising Area
During the summer, visitors take a Pictured Rocks tour or drive to its most famous formation, Miner's Castle.
For a water level view of the Pictured Rocks, take a Pictured Rocks Cruise down the length of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. See such natural sculptures as Lovers Leap, Grand Portal, Miners Castle, Indian Head, and many more.
Even non-divers can enjoy the treasures of Lake Superior with Capt. Peter Lindquist's Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tour, a narrated cruise of Lake Superior Shipwrecks out of Munising. Explore shipwrecks aboard the Miss Munising, a 60' Coast Guard Certified steel vessel equipped with specially designed through the hull glass viewing areas. Visit three shipwrecks on the bottom of the lake as seen through a glass viewing area.
Visit AuSable Lighthouse, built in 1874 to warn sailors off from the very dangerous sandstone reef. The area between Au Sable Point and the Pictured Rocks area proved to be a natural "ship trap" when vessels were blown onto the lee shore by a strong north wind or lost their way in snow or fog. During the summer months a ranger is on duty at the keeper's house to give interpretive tours of the keeper's house and the light tower.
For wilderness recreation, visit Grand Island about one half mile off shore from Munising. Grand Island is the largest island on Lake Superior's south shore, and the most beautiful. A perfect spot for camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing and snowmobiling. Visitors may access the island by means of a passenger ferry which travels to Grand Island's Williams Landing. Bike rentals at the Ferry landing. Bus tour of Grand Island available.
Named one of the "Five Top Summer Beaches in America" by the Weather Channel.
Enjoy this undeveloped white sand beach and the cool clean waters of Lake Superior.
Launch your kayak, stroll along the uncrowded beach, sit in the sand, or wade in the shallow water.
A wonderful spot for watching the sunsets over Grand
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Have a Great Winter Vacation in Munising!
Great snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of trails.
Take a waterfall tour of the Waterfalls in Alger County: The area around Munising in Alger County has delightful waterfalls for visitors to enjoy. Two waterfalls can be viewed from your car, others are a short stroll through the woods on an easy path, while a few require a serious hike into the woods. Pick up your map at the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising.
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