Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Being Americas first National Lakeshore Park, authorized in 1966, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore spans a total of 73,236 acres with 42 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. During your hike through Pictured Rocks you will explore cliffs, sea caves, wind swept dunes, lakes, and compelling waterfalls. The vibrance of the crystal blue water mimics a tropical paradise and the serenity of such a peaceful place creates a wonder for all to experience. Come to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and escape for a week of tranquility and transformation.
A few of our favorite things to see and do in Munising
This waterfall is a part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Located just inside the east entrance to the park from Munising. 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.
Chapel Basin Hike
One of the most popular and most beautiful hikes along Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore isi the Chapel Basin Hike. Well groomed trails offer spectacular day hikes. The Chapel Basin Hike takes you past Chapel Falls, Chapel Lake, Chapel Rock, Grand Portal, Lake Superior, and Mosquito Falls. There are over 20 miles of trail to hike in this loop and is full of amazing opportunities to see the Upper Peninsula at its finest. Click for a printable map of the Chapel Basin Trail.
This remote waterfall is best viewed from the water though it may be seen from along the North Country Trail. Spray Falls plunges about 70 feet over the Pictured Rocks cliffs directly into Lake Superior. The 1856 shipwreck "Superior" lies at the base of the falls in 20 feet of water.
Chapel Rock is a remnant of Cambrian age sandstone. The archway between the rock and the mainland collapsed in the 1940's. It and the remaining arch were carved by Lake Nipissing high waters some 3800 years ago.