The lakeshore offers towering multicolored sandstone cliffs, mile-long sparkling beach strands, dashing waterfalls, a huge area of sand dunes, inland lakes and streams and it’s all yours to explore.
Historic sites include an 1874 lighthouse, early U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat stations, old farmsteads and a Civil War era iron blast furnace site. The lakeshore includes some fifteen miles of cliffs along its 40 mile length. Within the park, about 100 miles of trial lead to remote trout streams, secretive bogs, and a system of thirteen backcountry campsites.
The park is open year-round and is truly a four-season recreation destination with ice climbing, cross-country skiing and showshoeing, ice fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sightseeing, birding, backcountry and vehicle-based camping. The list goes on. To appreciate the lakeshore to its fullest, stop by one of the five visitor information centers in Munising Falls, the Au Sable Light Station or Grand Sable, near Grand Marais.
Learn More: Pictured Rocks
Miners Castle, the most recognizable formation of the Pictured Rocks was forever changed on 4/13/06 after it lost one of its two towers or “turrets” to erosion after falling into Lake Superior.