Munising: Where your four-season U.P. adventure begins

Munising: Where your four-season U.P. adventure begins

Munising Visitors Bureau





The picture perfect U.P. vacation allows visitors to experience the world exactly at the pace they desire.

And we think you’ll discover everything you’re looking for and more in Munising, a four-season wonderland that will soothe your soul and fulfill a chase for outdoor adventure.

Marvel at the dramatic views of the multi-colored sandstone cliffs – dazzling displays of red, orange, green and blue – at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or to find inspiration while gazing out at the expanse of a churning Lake Superior.

Here is a season-by-season guide on how to road trip the right way:


Temperatures that cool during the color-tour season create the perfect setting for trail hikes, mountain biking excursions and ATV rides that put the natural beauty at the heart of your trip. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers 100 miles of trails and 42 miles of Lake Superior’s shore. It’s one amazing step after another.


There’s a reason Munising is called the Snowmobile Capital of the Midwest. There is no other spot that can send you out on 330 miles of groomed trails that have been in-filled and widened for safety and smooth-riding. The trails usually open in November and the snow lasts into May. With an annual snowfall of 230 inches, Munising is a rider’s dream. There are also more than 20 miles of cross-country ski trails and we’re an ideal launching point for a visit to the mesmerizing Eben Ice Caves


The geological evolution that created Pictured Rocks also formed a lesser known, if not equally as stunning, physical phenomenon many don’t realize exist in Michigan: Waterfalls. Munising’s 17 falls range from roadside stops to challenging hikes. There are small, stream-like drops to cascading falls. Spring water volumes are at a peak with the snow melt.


Munising delivers lake activities that range from the serene and passive to the adrenaline-pumping. See Lake Michigan shipwrecks in the Alger Underwater Preserve from a glass-bottomed boat. Take a cruise that shows off the brilliance of the cliffs, sea caves and beaches that line the lakefront. Chill in a kayak as you paddle the park. Or get your thrills in a decommissioned Navy Seal jetboat that rips through the water at high-speeds, blasts into sharp turns and even pulls 360-degree spins to the delight of howling riders.

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