Guided Tours

Visitors and ranger at the Au Sable Light Station.
Visitors at the Au Sable Light Station

NPS photo

Ranger Guided Hikes and Tours

Join a park ranger for a guided walk, historic lighthouse tours, evening programs and more.

Programs are offered from mid-June to the end of September and are free of charge, except for tours at the Au Sable Lighthouse ($3 per person).

Take your pick of the wide selection of program opportunities below...


 

Sunday


Beaver Program at Grand Sable Visitor Center / 10 am
Discover the wonder of beavers in this program designed for the whole family! Meet the ranger at the Grand Sable Visitor Center for an engaging talk, then join the ranger for an optional short hike to a beaver dam.

Superior Geology Talk at Miners Castle / 2 pm - 4:30 pm
Whether you only have a few minutes or an hour, join the ranger at the Miners Castle overlook to look at pretty rocks, beautiful scenery, and learn ablut the prigins of this landscape.
 

Monday


Dune Hike / 10 am
Meet the ranger at the Sable Falls parking lot to discover some of the wonders of our rich dunelands! The hike is 2/3 of a mile round trip.


Beaver Quiz at the Lake Superior Overlook / 1pm - 4 pm (No program August 7)
Test your knowledge of Michigan's black bears with this fun quiz!
 

Tuesday


Beaver Program at Grand Sable Visitor Center / 3 pm
Discover the wonder of beavers in this program designed for the whole family! Meet the ranger at the Grand Sable Visitor Center for an engaging talk, then join the ranger for an optional short hike to a beaver dam.
 

Wednesday


12 Mile Campground Talk: The Secret Life of Crows and Ravens / 7pm
Meet at the 12 Mile Beach Campground Amphitheater. Ravens and crows are common birds, but how much do you really know about them? Discover the myths and facts surrounding these animals.
 

Thursday


12 Mile Campground Talk: Stargazing Fun for Families / 7 pm (no program August 10)
This program will prepare you for stargazing on your own when it's dark. Meet at 12 Mile Beach Campground Amphitheater.
 

Friday


Lake Superior Beach Walk / 10:30 am (no program August 11 or 18)
Learn about the awesome power of Lake Superior during this hour-long stroll at the water's edge. Meet at Miners Beach (west end) parking lot.

Shipwrecks, Sandstone, Sunset and a Superior Lighthouse Evening Program /
Call for starting time & to make a reservation

Join a ranger on a 1.5 mile walk to the light station and back. Along the way, view shipwrecks and learn the history of the area. Tour the lighthouse grounds and museum.
Reservation required. $3 fee for lighthouse tour. For more information and to make reservation, call 906-494-2660.
 

Saturday


Into the Wilderness Canoe Expedition / 10am - 2 pm Offered every other Saturday beginning June 24th (no program August 19)
Be ready to paddle and to take a quick hike to one of the least-traveled beaches in the park! Reservations required. For more information and to make a reservation, call (906) 387-4310

Bear Quiz at Lake Superior Overlook/ 2pm - 5 pm
Test your knowledge of Michigan's black bears with this fun quiz!

12 Mile Campground Talk: Bears Campground Program / 7 pm
Learn about Michigan's black bears and the proper ways YOU can safely share the wilderness with them. Meet at the amphitheater at the 12 mile Beach campground.
 
 
ranger program
There are a variety of ranger-led programs.

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Visitors on Lake Superior boat cruise with Picture Rocks cliffs in background.
Visitors on boat cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cliffs near Grand Portal Point.

NPS photo / Dave Kronk


Boat Tours

All cruises depart from the city dock at the north end of Elm Avenue in downtown Munising.


For more information please contact:

Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc.
P.O. Box 255
Munising MI 49862
800-650-2379 or 906-387-2379

Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc., offers non-stop narrated boat tours of the spectacular sandstone cliffs within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Each cruise is 2-1/2 to 3 hours long and travels approximately 40 miles round trip. The cruises operate from mid-May to mid-October. Please check their website for the complete schedule.


Pictured Rocks Cruises is an authorized National Park Service concessionaire.

 
Kayakers paddling along the shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kayakers paddling along the shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

NPS Photo

Kayaking Tours

Three different companies offer kayaking tours along the lakeshore. These companies are...

Uncle Ducky's Paddling Michigan
1331 W Munising Ave.
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (877) 228-5447

Northern Waters Adventures
P.O. Box 314 (Mail)
712 W. Munising Avenue (Hwy M-28)
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-2323

Pictured Rocks Kayaking
1348 Commercial St.
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-5500

Only authorized CUAs are allowed to offer tours in the park.
 
 

Last updated: July 12, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:

(906) 387-3700

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