• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Shoreline along Grand Island. Photo from visitmunising.com website

Grand Island shore

visitmunising.com photo

Grand Island National Recreation Area
Located in Lake Superior about one-half mile offshore from Munising, Grand Island has been a National Recreation Area since 1988.

The 22 square mile island's scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for a full day's mountain bike trip or a backcountry overnight stay.
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The clear waters of the Indian River meander through the Hiawatha National Forest.

Little Indian River on the Hiawatha National Forest

U.S. Forest Service photo

Hiawatha National Forest
The Hiawatha has two units, located in the eastern and central Upper Peninsula. District Ranger Offices are located in Manistique, Munising, Rapid River, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Ignace.

With 100 miles of shoreline on three Great Lakes, the Hiawatha is uniquely positioned to provide visitors with a range of nationally distinct recreation opportunities.
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A white-tailed deer at home in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

White-tailed deer

Seney National Wildlife Refuge photo

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
The wildlife refuge is a great place for visitors of all ages and abilities to watch and learn about the local flora and fauna. Established in 1935 as a sanctuary and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife,

Today the 95,238 accre refuge supports a variety of wildlife by providing a rich mosaic of habitats. Nearly two-thirds of the refuge are wetlands.
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The upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Ray Rustem photo

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest state park in Michigan, covering more than 38,000 acres. Most of the park is undeveloped with few public roads.

Two natural waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River give this park its name. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. It has a drop of over 50 feet and width of some 200 feet.
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Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region.

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Michigan Dept of History, Arts, and Libraries photo

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region.

The Michigan iron industry has flourished for 125 years and still produces nearly one-quarter of the iron ore mined in the United States. Museum exhibits, audiovisual programs and outdoor interpretive paths depict the capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader.
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This rocky shore is on the way to Scoville Point at Isle Royale National Park.

Lake Superior shoreline at Isle Royale

NPS photo

Isle Royale National Park
Explore a rugged, isolated island where wolves and moose abound, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers.

Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.
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Evening light from the winter sunset illuminates the Osceola Number 13 copper mine shafthouse.

Osceola Shafthouse at Keweenaw NHP

NPS photo

Keweenaw National Historical Park
Just as the penny in your pocket has touched many lives and places, so has the copper of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From over 7,000 years ago to the 1960s, people quarried or mined the rich copper deposits of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.
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Father Marquette National Memorial is located in St. Ignace, Michigan, and operated by the Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries.

Father Marquette National Memorial

Michigan Dept of History, Arts, and Libraries photo

Father Marquette National Memorial
Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. He lived among the Great Lakes Native Americans from 1666 to his death in 1675.

On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of that 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.
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Wild Shore of an Inland Sea - 
Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior's north shore.  Photo copyright Klaus Rossler.

On Lake Superior's north shore, Pukaskwa National Park

Klaus Rossler (c) photo

Pukaskwa National Park
Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest. The spirit of the wilderness envelopes those who explore this special place. The only wilderness national park in Ontario, Pukaskwa was established in 1983 to protect 1878 square km of an ecosystem that features boreal forest and Lake Superior shoreline.
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Did You Know?

Mineral seepage creates the vibrant colors shown on this close-up photo of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...