The 10 Best Things to Do in Munising, United States

October 28, 2017 Mollie Coke

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Alger County. The city is adjacent to the northwest corner of Munising Township, but is administratively autonomous.
Restaurants in Munising

1. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Headquarters on Sand Point Rd, Between Munising and Grand Marais, Munising, MI 49862 +1 906-387-2607
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Park located on the shoreline of Lake Superior encompassing cliffs, dunes, waterfalls and lakes.

Reviewed By Paul S - Lake Villa, Illinois

There is an opinion that people who visit Munising in winter do not visit in the summer. This could be a valid statement since I have never been at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the summer. Munising is snowmobile Mecca, and hotels could be booked solid. You should plan your visit in advance. This is also prime destination for midwest ice climbers, but there is plenty do do for hikers who enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiers Some frozen waterfalls are easily accessible by anyone, but majority are not. When the lake freezes solid, you can hike to Grand Island where you can see curtains of frozen ice. (Make sure that its safe to get on ice!) Grand Island is ice climbers’ playground. Ice fishing is very popular as well. There is an annual Ice Fest organized by ice climbers. There is plenty of parking at the lakeshore.

2. Miners Castle Rock

Munising, MI
Excellent
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5 based on 622 reviews

Miners Castle Rock

Reviewed By CraigSabine - Kalamazoo, Michigan

We visited in September and were disappointed that the restrooms were locked up and everything was closed up. It's less than 300 ft from the parking lot to the overlook and even enjoyable to see the views on a rainy day. Beautiful scenery.

3. Miners Falls

Munising, MI
Excellent
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4.5 based on 446 reviews

Miners Falls

Reviewed By Iluv2travel059 - St. Louis, MO

Nice path through woods (decent length walk to get there) and the hike was fairly level. AWESOME FALLS!! Nice parking lot. Will come here again if we are in the area, which we hope to return. No biting insects during our time there in mid Sep.

4. Wagner Falls

M 94 just west of M 28, Munising, MI
Excellent
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Wagner Falls

Reviewed By Ashley R - Canton, Michigan

Very pretty, definitely worth stopping and seeing if in the area. Easy to get to. All of the fall colors were beautiful

5. Sand Point Beach

End of Sand Point Road, Munising, MI 49837
Excellent
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4.5 based on 171 reviews

Sand Point Beach

Reviewed By mlbdld - Michigan

We enjoyed exploring this beach area! We absolutely loved the tranquil feeling here. Some parts of the sand are a gorgeous redish or pinkish color and there was a ton of driftwood around in one area. The red/pink sand is actually garnet that has eroded from one of the sandstone layers of the Pictured Rocks cliffs. The garnet then washes up onto the beach causing this red/pink color. It’s definitely interesting to see! Also at this beach you get wonderful views of the nearby Pictured Rocks. We felt this beach gave us some awesome photo opportunities!

6. Chapel Rock and Beach

about 5 miles north to the end of Chapel Road, Munising, MI
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5 based on 86 reviews

Chapel Rock and Beach

Reviewed By alm1sf - Mount Pleasant, Michigan

My mom (56) and I (26) hiked the Chapel Basin Loop in mid-August and it was stunning.
It's quite the trek, though. You need a map, water, BUG SPRAY, and very comfortable shoes. There are some primitive toilets. Bear signs were up.

The trail from Mosquito Beach back to the trailhead was totally obliterated in many areas by mud, so don't be out there in the dark because you could lose the trail. Go out early to see the fewest people along the way.

7. Munising Falls

Sand Point Rd, Munising, MI
Excellent
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4.5 based on 571 reviews

Munising Falls

Reviewed By TJDIV - Munising, Michigan

Quite possibly the most visited waterfall in Munising, you’ll be met with crowds any day of the week in summer. Fall colors make for excellent photography opportunities- as does winter; both with minimal crowds.

A must see if you’re exploring Munising waterfalls.

Local tip:
Just before the building by the path, you can hike northeast on a trail. Spend some time up that way if you can- several ‘unnamed’ falls and great views.

8. Tannery Falls

H-58, Munising, MI 49862
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Tannery Falls

Reviewed By Rose D - Troy, Michigan, United States

I've heard several names for this fall, but twin falls is the most suitable for it. Tannery and Memorial falls both connect. I would encourage shoes with good soles that have something to grip the ground. There are moments where footing is limited, while there are some fences it's no guarantee. Also bring bug spray!

9. Grand Island

Munising, MI +1 906-387-2600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Grand Island

Great biking trail on the 20-mile perimeter of the Upper Peninsula.

Reviewed By IngaMari - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

We took the bus tour as we didn't have time to bike or hike that far - it is about 20+ miles around the island. It was interesting, but nothing really special. The scenery was nice, but nothing that you don't see anywhere near Munising. I think we would have enjoyed it more biking or hiking although we did see some historic buildings--you can't see inside unless on the tour. The history of the island was very interesting.

10. Laughing Whitefish Falls

Munising, MI
Excellent
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Reviewed By MJSpock - Austin, TX

The day we went it was not raining. But it had been raining recently enough that the falls were flowing nicely. There are a zillion steps leading down to the bottom. You want to see the bottom. It's the best view. You don't have to stay on the steps or the platforms. You'll see plenty of footprints where people have hikied/climbed down. Do this at your own risk.

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