Miners Hike to the Beach Walk - Saturday Sept. 19 - 1 pm at Miners Castle. 2 miles roundtrip.
Au Sable Light Station tours are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 6, 2015, through October 11, 2015. Tour times are 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm. Tour fee is $3 for those 6 and older. Correct change is REQUIRED. The 30-40 minute guided tour begins at the lighthouse front porch. Saturday, September 19, is Au Sable Day (20 minute free tours from 11 to 3:30).
To reach the Au Sable Light Station, take the trail east from the Hurricane River Campground. It is a three mile round trip hike. Bicycles and pets are not permitted. The area includes very sandy soils, narrow sidewalks, and only the boathouse is accessible at ground level. The other buildings require climbing steps.
The lakeshore has partnered with the Munising-based public transportation company Altran for van transportation to the light station on a limited number of Saturdays in 2015 (). Altran will transport people with mobility limitations on the hour for a $5 round trip fee ($2.50 one way). The Altran fee is waived on September 19.
The van will be available from Visitors can meet the driver in the lower Hurricane River day use parking lot located at the bridge on Alger County Road H-58. Once the van arrives at Au Sable, getting around the site is up to the individual.
NPS photo / Dave Kronk
Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc., offers non-stop narrated boat tours of the spectacular sandstone cliffs within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Each cruise is 2-1/2 to 3 hours long and travels approximately 40 miles round trip. The cruises operate from mid-May to mid-October. Please check their website for the complete schedule. All cruises depart from the city dock at the north end of Elm Avenue in downtown Munising.