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10 Things to do in Munising, Michigan

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Munising is nestled on the Southern shore of Lake Superior on Munising Bay and is roughly 40 miles east of Marquette (the largest town in the U.P.). Munising is a hidden gem that captivates its visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty. From stunning waterfalls to picturesque rock formations and pristine lakeshores, Munising offers an unforgettable adventure for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

If you're planning a trip to Munising, here's a list of the top 10 things to do :

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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The pictured rocks rise 50 to 200 feet from Lake Superior and stretch for a little over 40 miles. Take a guided cruise along the lakeshore through Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. or take a guided kayak tour.

Chase the Falls

There are over 14 waterfalls to explore in the Munising area.


Take a two hour glass bottom boat tour to view the shipwrecks beneath Lake Superior's surface.


Throw on your beach attire, grab the kids and some snacks and hit one of the many beaches Munising has to offer. A few of the top beaches are Chapel Beach, Sand Point Beach & AuTrain Beach. The Weather Channel named Sand Point Beach one of the "Top Five Summer Beaches in America."


The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers over 100 miles of hiking trails. There are hikes for everyone, including one mile or less hikes or longer hikes for the experienced hiker. Be sure to check out this page for information on the different trails, if pets are allowed, and if there are any alerts you may need to know before you go.


Have a thrill for biking in the outdoors? Look no further! Munising offers 4 diverse trail systems, including: Munising Mountain Bike Park, Valley Spur Recreation Area, Bruno's Run & Grand Island. Have a competitive edge? Lookout for Hiawatha's Revenge gravel bike race in early June

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

A great place to enjoy winter silent sports is Valley Spur, which offers a 27 miles cross country ski trail. It also offers a great snowshoe trail called the "Snowman" which is 1.8 miles. Visit for more information.


There are over 300 miles of well-groomed trails and 10 trails that are maintained 7 days a week, depending on the conditions. Bring your own sled or rent one! For more information visit:


There are plenty of places to camp in and around Munising. Here's TripAdvisor's list of THE 10 BEST Munising Campgrounds.

Shopping & Dining

Munising has many cute places to shop for that perfect souvenir or memorabilia to remember your stay. When you're done shopping, you can grab a pasty (a U.P. favorite) at Muldoons or a drink at one of the local breweries. There's something for everyone!

So, if you're seeking a place where nature and community intertwine, where adventure and serenity coexist, Munising, Michigan, awaits you with open arms. It's a place where you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, create lasting memories, and find solace in the beauty of the world around you. Munising is a hidden gem that deserves to be uncovered and cherished by all who seek its magic.

Thank you for visiting and make sure you take a Vakaymon!


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