For Kids

Blue sky, sunshine, Lake Superior, and the Pictured Rocks cliffs.
Pictured Rocks and Lake Superior

NPS photo / Brenda St. Martin

Kids Create!
Working on a report for school? Wanna know more about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and what you can do here?

One of the quickest ways to find out stuff about the park is by clicking on the Site Index under Parks Tools at the left.

That takes you to a list of all of the information on the park. The Nature and Science section is great for facts on animals, plants and other natural history info. The History and Culture section is the place to go for stuff on people and our relationship to this beautiful land. Maps can be found - guess where? Under Plan Your Visit - Maps! Cool.

Be sure to check out the Junior Ranger section and if you don't mind cruising the net more, try Web Rangers.
Munising Falls trickles over the cliffs and down the stream in this photo taken through the trees at the right overlook.
Munising Falls

NPS photo / Brenda St. Martin

While you're here ...
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is rich with nature and human history stories, giving children plenty of opportunity to explore.

Kids visiting the lakeshore enjoy the exhibits at the visitor centers. There are several easy day hikes that kids of all ages can go on, including the Munising Falls trail, the Miners Castle area, and the walk out to Log Slide. For older children, the Chapel Trail or hike to Mosquito Beach provide a good challenge and are excellent day hikes.

In the summer, get kids involved in ranger-led programs including lighthouse tours and campground programs. Stop by one of the park's visitor centers to check the schedule, ask directions, or get further suggestions.

Family Activities (pdf)

Last updated: March 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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