• The tower of the Au Sable Light Station against a summer blue sky. Photo © Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Places To Go

Au Sable Light Station and Grand Sable Dunes as viewed from Lake Superior.
Au Sable Light Station and Grand Sable Banks
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is truly a mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Along its 42 miles of Lake Superior shoreline are over 15 miles of towering sandstone cliffs, more than 12 miles of beautiful beaches, and nearly five miles of enormous sand dunes. And there are waterfalls, lighthouses, lakes, streams, and forest to enjoy.

Many attractions are accessible either by automobile or by short footpaths. Hikes can be as short as 100 feet or as long as nine miles. Only your enthusiasm and energy will limit your distance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

The North Country National Scenic Trail stretches from North Dakota to New York, a distance of 3,200 miles.

The North Country National Scenic Trail connects outstanding scenic, natural, and cultural sites in seven northern states from Crown Point, New York, to Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. The trail was established on March 5, 1980. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is home to 42 miles of the NCNST. More...