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Lovers Leap, one of many landmarks in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo Credit: Craig BlacklockLovers Leap, one of many landmarks in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo Credit: Craig Blacklock

Everything You Need to Know about Pictured Rocks Cruises

Nestled along Lake Superior shoreline in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula you’ll discover the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Managed by the National Park Service, the Pictured Rocks park features high sandstone cliffs with vibrant mineral stain along the rockface, stunning waterfalls, sea caves, dunes, and beaches…READ MORE

A Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore waterfall. Photo courtesy of Craig Blacklock.A Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore waterfall. Photo courtesy of Craig Blacklock.

The Best Waterfalls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Although there are hundreds of spectacular waterfalls in Michigan, did you know the state’s scenic Upper Peninsula is home to all but one of them? Ranging in size from under 5 to 50 feet vertical drops, the waterfalls in the U.P. are divine sites often nestled among nature and trees. While some of the falls require hiking or…READ MORE

Lover’s Leap. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.Lover’s Leap. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.

The Road Less Traveled: Minneapolis to Pictured Rocks

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or even an extended vacation that isn’t too far away, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula should be on your radar. Just an inviting 7 hour drive separates Minneapolis from this national treasure. But what’s the hurry? Make sure to take a little extra time to…READ MORE

Chapel Rock. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.Chapel Rock. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.

Why Pictured Rocks is Closer to Milwaukee Than You Think

After a long week at the office, the urge to get away from the everyday routine can be quite overwhelming. Not everyone has the time or money to commit to a long vacation, but fortunately the Milwaukee area is only a short distance away from one of the world’s most breathtaking gems. If you’re yearning for…READ MORE

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.

How to Get to Pictured Rocks from Chicago, IL

Although metropolitan living certainly has its delights, it’s essential to unwind and soak in all nature has to offer every so often. A trip to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula not only offers a peaceful adventure but the short drive makes it a convenient journey as well. Don’t worry about…READ MORE

Pictured Rocks: A Trip for the Entire FamilyThe National Lakeshore in Summer. Photo courtesy of Tim Trombley.

Pictured Rocks: A Trip for the Entire Family

Dazzling waterfalls. Scenic overlooks and beaches. Unforgettable boat cruises and kayak trips. Stunning sandstone formations and dunes. When planning a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’ll discover there’s plenty of exciting things to do in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Whether you have young children or…READ MORE

10 Breathtaking Photos of Pictured Rocks10 Breathtaking Photos of Pictured Rocks

10 Breathtaking Photos of Pictured Rocks

Just north of the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is where you’ll find breathtaking sandstone cliffs and formations, white sandy beaches, and dunes – sights unlike any you’ve seen before. Stretching for 42-miles along the prestigious Lake Superior shoreline, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a unique…READ MORE

Photo Credit: Tim TrombleyPhoto Credit: Tim Trombley

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Pictured Rocks in 2020

Whether you’re looking to kayak, take a boat cruise, and enjoy miles of gorgeous hiking and biking trails in the summertime, or snowmobile, ski, explore frozen waterfalls and ice caves in the winter, or, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a year-round destination that provides something…READ MORE