Munising is one of Michigan’s most visited places in the Upper Peninsula. Munising MI is one of the main gateways for visitors to explore the globally recognized, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Besides the beauty of the Lakeshore, Munising is home to some other well deserved visits. 

Munising MI - Best Things in the Area

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Munising is one of the main funnels into the globally recognized, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. How far is Munising from Pictured Rocks? Munising is only 1.5 miles away from Pictured Rocks. The Lakeshore is an unbelievable set of trails, waterfalls, beaches, and viewpoints. There are many ways to experience the majestic beauty but the best way to experience it, is from the water.


Waterfalls - Waterfalls - Waterfalls

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Laughing Whitefish Falls

Munising MI is home to a plethora of waterfalls. Not just the ones in Pictured Rocks, but 17 total, scattered throughout the Alger area, all fewer than 35 minutes away. Make sure to visit Laughing Whitefish Falls (35 minutes), Wagner Falls (5 minutes), Tannery/Memorial Falls (3 minutes), Au Train Falls (20 minutes), and many more.

Falling Rocks Cafe and Bookstore

It wouldn’t be a trip without some type of store unique to the city. Check out Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore, right in the heart of Munising MI. Grab a coffee, food, or sit down for a read in the expansive and homey store. Make sure to check out the local activities in town and ask for some local advice if needed.

Grand Island - Munising MI

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Grand Island might be one of the first things you will notice when looking out towards the lake from Munising. Siuated about .5 mile from shore to shore, Grand Island provides visitors with ample opportunities to explore. Fish, bike, hike, Grand Island is a nice day trip for any and everyone. Take the ferry ($20 including Island fees) or rent a kayak/pontoon to access the island. 

Au Train Beach/Kayaking

Au Train is a place most people will pull over for a rest stop or a photo of the amazing long stretch of beach along Superior. Or they might join in on the bridge jumping fun you will see on any hot day. Au Train Beach is a worth while stop and if you want a solid place to Kayak aside from Pictured Rocks, Au Train is your spot.

Munising MI and more from Me

Munising, Michigan is an amazing place to be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These are only some of the best that are at your fingertips and I hope you take advantage by experiencing all of them. If you need anymore advice or help, please CONTACT ME and I will do whatever I can to help. 

Munising has some excellent places to eat and drink:

By George Brewing 

East Channel Brewing 

Eh Burger


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