Outdoor Activities

Kayakers near Lover's Leap, just east of Mosquito Beach
Kayaking along the Pictured Rocks cliffs has become a very popular summer sport.

NPS photo

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a four-season recreation destination with opportunities for sightseeing, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and many winter activities. Don't forget hiking! With over 100 miles of trails, you'll find some of the best hiking in Michigan here. Check out all the links on this page to learn what the national lakeshore has to offer.

Whatever your outdoor activity, always plan your excursion beforehand. Let someone know your destination, carry water and food, and be prepared for rain and sudden weather changes. Have a safe and memorable visit.
Backpackers ready to head down the trail. Photo courtesy of Covenant Point Bible Camp.

Backcountry Camping
Planner, Permits, Reservations,
Safety, Sanitation

Bike rack at trailhead.  Bikes are permitted on roads, but not trails.

Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.

Boat on Lake Superior.

Motorized Boats, Canoes & Small Boats,
Personal Watercraft, Water Skiing, Boat Tours,
Commercial Services

Visitors at a windy shore.
Day Hiking
Trails, Maps, Lengths

Fisherman casting a line into the Miners River
Opportunities, Regulations, Tips,
Exotic Aquatic Species,

Autumn colors near Miners Beach
Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

Kayaking on Lake Superior.
Be Prepared, Safety,
Camping, Float Plan

Swimmers and sunbathers at Sand Point beach

Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents

Winter beauty

Winter Activities
Cross-country Skiing, Snowmobiling,
Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Winter Camping


Last updated: September 10, 2019

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Munising, MI 49862


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