For Kids

Large standing tree chewed almost all the way through by beavers
Beavers are sure active here at the national lakeshore! Check out the Animal pages of the website to learn more about park wildlife.

NPS photo

Kids Learn and Explore!
Working on a report for school? Wanna know more about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, its wildlife, natural features, history, scenic sights and fun things to do?

One of the best ways to learn about the park is to explore the many web pages on this site, especially the Nature and History sections. A handy list of all pages within this website is located in the Site Index.

The Nature section is great for facts on animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, and other natural history info. The History and Culture section is the place to go to learn about the lighthouse, shipwrecks, logging, and people from the past.

Maps can be found - guess where? Under Plan Your Visit - Maps!

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 hike to Mosquito Beach and the trail to Chapel Rock are excellent day hikes.that provide a good challenge.

In the summer, get kids involved in ranger-led activities including lighthouse tours, table talks, and other 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: June 15, 2019

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P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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