Join a park ranger for guided walks, drop-in programs, evening programs, historic lighthouse tours, and more. Programs are offered from mid-June to the end of September. Programs are free of charge, except for tours at the Au Sable Lighthouse ($3 per person). Schedules will be posted at park visitor centers and on this page.
Types of Programs
Be prepared to walk one to two miles. Wear sturdy footwear and bring bug spray and water.
Stop by anytime between the times listed. Stay for a minute or stay for 20 minutes.
Discover something special about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Forty-five minute programs addressing a variety of topics. Check at visitor centers for specific topics.
Au Sable Light Station tours are offered in the summer, beginning in mid-June and running through the end of September (sometimes offered into October, depending on weather and staffing). Tours are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm. Tour fee is $3 for those 6 and older. Correct change is REQUIRED. The 30-40 minute guided tour begins at the lighthouse front porch. To reach the Au Sable Light Station, take the trail east from the Hurricane River Campground. It is a three mile round trip hike. Bicycles and pets are not permitted.
Additional programs are announced on Facebook and/or at our visitor centers.