Greetings from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

My wife and I reconnected with friends from grad school who live far away from us by planning a trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Though they had spent a lot of time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, they had not yet visited Pictured Rocks. We spent 3 days there camping, hiking, and taking one of the cruises out of Munising to see the incredible rock. We had a wonderful time though we weren’t able to see everything we wanted to (so much to do, so little time), so we’ll be planning another trip back there eventually!

Christopher Mitchell

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Nestled along Lake Superior’s southern shoreline on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this remote park is a geologic wonder of colorful sandstone cliffs topped with stately pines, and miles of quiet, unspoiled beaches strewn with agate, jasper, and quartz. Stroll along the coast, hike quiet trails to the park’s historic lighthouse, and take a boat tour to marvel at the mineral-rich rock faces that tower 200 feet above the surface of the lake.

State(s): Michigan

Established: 1972

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