THE LAKE SUPERIOR TRAIL ... RUGGED SHORES AND FALLING WATER...
Welcome to the shores of Lake Superior. The rugged beauty of this coast and the tenacity of its inhabitants make a trip to Lake Superior unforgettable.
Meander over wooden suspension bridges. Journey inland and discover many of our area's breathtaking waterfalls. Ride the ferry to one of our islands. Lose yourself in the majestic beauty of our shoreline.
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Au Sable Light Station
Located along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this light stands on Au Sable Point on the south shore of Lake Superior, approximately 12 miles west of Grand Marais. This light tower's base diameter is 16 feet with a height of 87 feet. The lens focal plane is 107 feet above
Crisp Point Lighthouse
Crisp Point was one of five Lake Superior U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations along the coast between Munising and Whitefish Point. It is located about fourteen miles west of Whitefish Point. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876 as Life Saving Station Number Ten, of the U.S.
Grand Island National Recreation Area
Located 1/2 mile off the mainland, Grand Island is owned and managed by Hiawatha National Forest and most of the 21-square-mile island is available for exploration. Regularly scheduled ferries transport guests from Munising to Williams Landing. No cars are allowed - the best way to enjoy the island
Log Slide - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Located about 7 miles west of Grand Marais on Alger County Road H-58, then almost 1 mile north on Log Slide Road. Today the chute is gone, but the lumberjack stories still linger as you gaze out over the Grand Sable Banks and Dunes. This is a good place to glimpse the Au Sable
Miners Castle - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Located about 6.5 miles east of Munising on Alger County Road H-58, then five miles north on Miners Castle Road. Miners Castle is the most famous formation of the Pictured Rocks, and is accessible by vehicle and short trails. Beginning at the picnic area, a paved
Mouth of the Two Hearted River
Munising Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
This waterfall is a part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Walk the paved .25 mile trail up the cool shaded sandstone canyon along Munising Creek to the base of the falls. Two sets of stairs lead to platforms to view the 50 foot waterfall as it drops over a sandstone cliff. Watch for ferns,
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Grand Sable Dunes
Grand indeed, the salmon-colored dunes offer sweeping vistas of Lake Superior and are one of the Eastern U.P.'s treasures. As such, their fragile habitat is federally protected. From the west end of the Sable Falls parking lot, a 1/2 mile trail leads across Sable Creek to the edge
Pt. Iroquois Lighthouse
This lighthouse stands watch where Lake Superior begins its treacherous rush into the St. Mary's River. The Ojibwa Indians massacred a group of invading Iroquois warriors at this location in 1662, giving the point its original Indian name. It was noted by the early explorers, but did not become
Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie MI
Tahquamenon Falls River Boat Cruise and the Famous Toonerville Trolley
Offering a 6 1/2 hour combination narrow gauge train ride and riverboat cruise to our private access at the upper Tahquamenon Falls or a 1 3/4 Hour “Toonerville Trolley” Wilderness Train Ride. Tours depart from Soo Junction MI. Just 15 miles East of Newberry just off Highway M-28. These
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Rivermouth Unit
Tahquamenon Falls - Upper Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 52,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. Centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls on
Tahquamenon - Lower Falls
Four miles downstream from the Upper Tahquamenon Falls the Tahquamenon river rushes it's 50,000 gallons of water per second around a good size island where it is then broken into 2 distinct waterfalls cascading around opposite banks of die island. Each falls has a drop of 22ft and a width of
Whitefish Point separates Whitefish Bay from Lake Superior. This narrow point of windswept land juts into the lake, creating a navigation hazard for ships, but also serving as a natural gathering point for migrating birds. A light station was erected on the point in 1849 and today a shipwreck museum