Munising, Christman and AuTrain, Michigan
Located in the Magnificent Upper Peninsula
At the Western Entrance to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
in Alger County, Michigan (Map)
Adventure Vacation Packages All inclusive packages for fun in the Munising area. Guided paddling tour at the Pictured Rocks, stay at Paddlers Village, eat at the Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden, take a dinner cruise, plus much more. Phone: 906-228-5447.
Alger Underwater Preserve. Divers will find shipwrecks in excellent condition in the Alger Underwater Preserve.
ATV trails are located in the Hiawatha National Forest. The Coalwood Trail and the Haywire Trail are designated ORV Trails on abandoned railroad beds and offer good rides through the forest. There are also other trails on a portion of the signed road system. Horizontal numbers mean the road is closed to ORVing while vertical signs mean the trail can be used unless it is gated or marked closed. No off-trail or cross-country riding is permitted in the Hiawatha National Forest. ORV's may be ridden on the shoulder of some Alger County Roads. Check with the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising for information. Please follow the guidelines so everyone can enjoy the forest.
AuSable Lighthouse in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Lighthouse is being restored and is open to the public. 1.5 mile trail along the lakeshore to the lighthouse begins at the Hurricane River Campground. Follow the signs.
AuTrain River Canoe Trips. Paddle the AuTrain River or AuTrain Lake. Scenic Trips through the Hiawatha National Forest. See wildlife, enjoy the birds, or just relax. Trips from 1 to 6 hours. Livery Service.
Biking on the trails and back roads of the Hiawatha National Forest. Bruno's Run for hiking and biking, 11 miles south of Munising. Grand Island Trails on Grand Island. Bike rentals at the Ferry Dock. Valley Spur Mountain Bike Trail, 6 miles southwest of Munising on M-94.
Birding: Enjoy the many birds who reside in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, on Grand Island, and in the Hiawatha National Forest. Hike the Songbird Trail located at the AuTrain Campground where you can learn the birds by their song.
Canoeing: Have some fun paddling on AuTrain Lake or down the AuTrain River. The AuTrain River offers a 4-6 hour canoe trip from the boat launch at the AuTrain Lake Campground, across AuTrain Lake, and north about 10 miles to Lake Superior. A quiet relaxing
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.
The Face in the
Rock is a carving in the sandstone rock along the
shores of Lake Superior near AuTrain, Munising, and Grand
Island and can be viewed from the Roadside Park on M-28 in
AuTrain. The carving was created by a French Voyager in 1820
and is a tribute to "Powers of the Air", a Chippewa Indian
who was the only survivor of the tragic battle with the
Sioux Tribe in Minnesota.
Grand Island Recreation Area is located one half mile off of Munising MI in Lake Superior. Ferry service. Bus tour. A perfect spot for wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. National Recreation Area. Bicycle rentls and kayak rentals at the ferry dock, just west of Munising.
Grand Island Snowmobile Rentals, Munising MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-2772. Ski Doo snowmobile Rentals.
Hiawatha National Forest surrounding Munising offers hundreds of acres of public land for fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, picnicking, ORVing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Stop at the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising for maps and information.
Hiking: Day Hikes and Back Country Hikes. One of the best ways to enjoy the Pictured Rocks Natiional Lakeshore. If you only have a few minutes or a few hours, there is an enjoyable hike for you. Enjoy the wilderness trails on Greand Island. Pick up your map at the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising.
Lighthouses: These area lighthouses are not open to the public but can be photographed.
Munising Coast Guard Station near the end of Sand Point Road in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has the 36' motor lifeboat, "Grand Marais" on display in the old boathouse.
Pictured Rocks Cruises, P.O. Box 355, Munising, Michigan 49862. Phone 906/387-2379. Take a 2 1/2-3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Sunset Cruise. Discover the wonders of the Pictured Rocks from your cruise boat on Lake Superior. Cruises run from Memorial Day to Oct. 10. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.
Pictured Rocks Cruises Vacation Package. Relax and enjoy the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, Grand Island, and the sandy Lake Superior Beach on Lake Superior, while camping in a modern yurt at the AuTrain Beach Campground. This Relaxing Vacation Package includes the Pictured Rocks Cruise, a Sunset Dinner Cruise arou nd Grand Island, dinner at the Duck Pond, and two nights staying in a yurt by the sandy Lake Superior beach where you can relax and sit in the sand, have a campfire, or stroll along the water.. Uncle Ducky Paddling Michigan Shop, 1331 West M-28, Munising MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695
Pictured Rocks Guided Sea Kayak Tours, Munising, Michigan. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from the water. We offer a variety of guided sea kayak tours for all ages and experience levels. All kayaking gear included. Uncle Ducky Paddling Michigan Shop, 1331 West M-28, Munising MI 49855. Phone: 906-387-1695
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Mineral-stained sandstone cliffs rise from Lake Superior. The 70,000 acre park follows the south shore of Lake Superior for 42 miles. Enjoy hiking, walking, rustic and back country camping, fishing, hunting, cross-sountry skiing, and snowshoeing. Stop at the Visitor Center at the junction of H-58 and M-28 (at the blinking light) for maps, brochures, waterfall maps, hiking trail conditions, current weather forcasts, back country permits, mountain bike routes, and camping information. Bookstore.
Scuba Dive the Shipwrecks in the Alger Underwater Preserve. 1204 Commercial Street, Munising, MI 49862. Phone (906) 387-4477. Dive the Bermuda, a 150 foot wooden schooner sunk in 1870, The Smith Moore, a wooden steam barge sunk in 1889, the Steven Selvick, a 70' tug intentionally sunk in 1996 and others. Captain Peter Lindquist.
Seney National Wildlife Refuge, 34 miles west of Munising and 5 miles south of Seney. Phone: (906/586-951). Over 95,000 Acres of Marsh, Field and Forest. A wonderful place to observe wildlife. Miles of hiking and biking trails and a 7 mile Marshland Wildlife Drive. The Visitor Center offers a Children's Touch Table, interactive exhibits, multi-projector orientation slide show, and bookstore. Nature programs and events offered during the summer. Cross-country ski trails.
Shipwreck Tours: See Lake Superior Shipwrecks from a Glass Bottom Boat and view the Old Grand Island East Lighthouse as you cruise on Munising Bay. Scuba dive the many shipwrecks in the Alger Underwater Diving Preserve. Captain Peter Lindquist, 1204 Commercial St., Munising, MI 49862. (906)387-4477
Songbird Trail: AuTrain Song Bird Trail, a new way to identify the birds. Lodated in the AuTrain Lake Campground, this trail winds through the forest and includes an observation platform on Buck Bay in AuTrain Lake. Morning is a good time to hear the birds singing, but you can walk the trail all day. Kits available to rent that include a field guide, tape and tape player, and binoculars. The campground host has kits or they are available at the AuTain Grocery.Take Forest Lake Road south for 4.5 miles and follow the signs to the AuTrain Lake Campground. Trailhead near campsite #11
Visitor Center for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Hiawatha National Forest is located at the blinking light in Munising. 400 East Munising Avenue, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-3700.
Waterfalls in Alger County: The area around Munising in Alger County has delightful waterfalls for visitors to enjoy. Two waterfalls can be viewed from your car, others are a short stroll through the woods on an easy path, while a few require a serious hike into the woods. Pick up your map at the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising.
Au Train, Michigan