WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU'LL FIND . . .
What’s life without a little exploration? Sometimes you need to get out of your car, off the road and into the forest, because you never know just what you’ll discover.
There’s a reason why hiking in The Great Waters is so special. We have some of the most distinctive geography in North America. Our trails lead you through national forests, along rugged cliffs, down long sandy beaches and under the bluest, broadest sky you’ve ever known. Have you ever seen a bald eagle take wing? Keep your eyes open and you just might.
Whether you’re looking for a morning stroll or a 300-mile trek, The Great Waters is calling. We offer a variety of terrains and a wide range of difficulty levels. From the weekend birder to the outdoors adventurer, The Great Waters has a trail that’s right for you. All it takes to get started is one click on our interactive map.
There’s something wonderful out there, waiting for you. Find it on the trails of The Great Waters.
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Giant Pines Loop
3.8 miles: This loop offers hikers the sights and sounds of ancient hemlocks, bubbling streams, and the occasional active woodpecker. The highlights of the trail are two giant white pine trees left over from the late 1800's logging era. In the winter, this trail is groomed for skiing
Grand Island Loop Hiking
Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about half a mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. The island's scenic natural beauty and history makes it an attractive place for camping and other outdoor activities. Avid hikers will thoroughly enjoy this loop-styled,