North above the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula you’ll find stunning waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, sea caves, dunes, tranquil hiking trails and forests of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Spanning over 40 miles along the crystal-clear shores of Lake Superior between the cities of Munising and Grand Marais, the Pictured Rocks has so much to offer visitors wish they had come sooner. Within driving distance from Indianapolis, here’s why you should plan your trip today:
Cruising the Lakeshore
Operating out of Munising, Pictured Rocks Cruises has taken passengers to see the cliffs and sandstone formations for over 50 years. The Cruises offers three narrated tours for guests: the Classic Cruise, the Spray Falls Cruise, and the Sunset Cruise. This is a must do when visiting the area!
Discover 14 Magical Waterfalls
With its proximity to the Great Lakes and countless streams and creeks, it’s no wonder the U.P. is overflowing with gorgeous waterfalls…and Munising is home to 14 of them!
Paddle Through Sea Caves
Paddle through sea caves and see a sandstone castle with Pictured Rocks Kayaking, the only outfitter in Munising that launches you into the water by boat!
Now offering a 3-hour Miners Castle tour, passengers can explore the caves of the most popular sandstone formation in the park! Otherwise, their 5-hour tour features Lovers Leap, Grand Portal Point, Chapel Rock and Cove, and so much more.
Explore Amazing Trails
The Pictured Rocks offers some of the best hiking trails in the world! From short 10-minute walks to day-long excursions, you have plenty of options to choose from.
Discover Gorgeous Fall Colors
USA Today readers recently chose the Upper Peninsula as the best destination to view fall foliage and we’re not surprised. Walk along trails near colorful trees, take a scenic drive throughout the park, or kayak or cruise the Pictured Rocks!
Cherish a Family-Friendly Adventure
With gorgeous beaches to relax on, leisurely boat rides to enjoy, and numerous waterfalls nearby, everyone – no matter what age – is sure to enjoy themselves at Pictured Rocks.
Come on UP
From Tahquamenon Falls to Kitchitikipi, turn a day trip to Pictured Rocks into an adventure of a lifetime and check these 10 Adventures Off Your UP Bucket List.
For ideas on what to check out on your way to the U.P., click here.