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.
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5 based on 1 reviews
Park located on the shoreline of Lake Superior encompassing cliffs, dunes, waterfalls and lakes.
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.
5 based on 622 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 446 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 171 reviews
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!
5 based on 86 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 571 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 94 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 141 reviews
Great biking trail on the 20-mile perimeter of the Upper Peninsula.
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.
4.5 based on 48 reviews
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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