Why You Need a Pictured Rocks Road Trip
The natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is out of this world, especially near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore where two hundred-foot bluffs, sea caves, and sand dunes border 42-miles of Lake Superior.
Magical waterfalls, wildlife, and incredible hiking trails are also found in the park, drawing adventure seekers from across the world to explore its rugged terrain. Within driving distance from Pittsburgh and Cleveland, here’s why a road trip to Pictured Rocks should be in your future:
See Over 14 Waterfalls
Munising is the western gateway to the Pictured Rocks. The area has 14 (yes…14!) amazing waterfalls with several of them in the park. From thunderous flows cascading into gorges to roadside falls trickling from creeks, the sights are all unique and worth the venture.
Paddle Along a “Castle”
Now offering a 3-hour Miners Castle tour, passengers can explore the caves of the most popular sandstone formation in the park! Otherwise, their 5-hour tour features Lovers Leap, Grand Portal Point, Chapel Rock and Cove, and so much more.
Explore Amazing Trails to the Bluffs
The Pictured Rocks offers some of the best hiking trails in the world! From short 10-minute walks to day-long excursions, you have plenty of options to choose from.
Catch a Sunset Cruise in the Fall
Book a sunset cruise with Pictured Rocks Cruises and see famous landmarks like Lovers Leap, Miners Castle, Chapel Rock, and Grand Island’s East Channel Lighthouse during the autumn aboard one of their 2 to 2 1/2-hour-long tours.
The Perfect Romantic Getaway
Considered one of the most charming spots in America for couples, cozy up in a luxurious hotel or rustic cabin, paddle along the Pictured Rocks in a tandem kayak, and treat yourselves to a great meal with your loved one.
With several gorgeous beaches in the park, there’s plenty of space to relax and have a good time. And if you’re looking for more excitement, see how Pictured Rocks Kayaking can accommodate your family.