Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »
Michigan Ice Fest
Held annually in February.
7 p.m. at the Munising Falls Interpretive Center (1505 Sand Point Road, Munising) or Alger Heritage Center (1496 Washington Street, Munising)
The lakeshore hosts a series of Fireside Chats most winterw. Stay tuned for the current year's schedule.
National Park Week
Held annually each April.
April 19-27, 2014
Adopt-a-Trail / Adopt-a-Campsite Orientation
Volunteer individuals or groups who enjoy hiking and camping in the park can adopt a section of trail or a backcountry campsite. An orientation is held each spring.
2014 news release
National Trails Day
Summer Transportation to Au Sable Light Station
On select Saturdays in July, August, and September, the Lakeshore partners with the Munising-based public transportation company Altran for van transportation to the Au Sable Light Station. Altran transports people with mobility limitations on the hour for a $5 round trip fee. The van will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors met the driver in the picnic area parking lot. Please email the visitor center for the current year's schedule.
Lake Superior Day
Held annually on the third Sunday in July.
May require a search for "Lake Superior Day"
Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium
An annual July event for over 20 years.
Alger County Women of Honor Observance
Alger Women of Honor
Artist in Residence Program
The Lakeshore hosts an Artist in Residence reception annually, typically in September.
Artist in Residence
National Public Lands Day
Held annually on the last Saturday in September.
Did You Know?
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...