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Experience The Clear Beautiful Turquoise Water on Your Guided Pictured Rocks Kayak Tour!

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore can be found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the “UP”. Hundreds of thousands of visitors travel to take in the beauty of the park every year. It is known for its beautiful clear turquoise water, towering cliffs, sea caves, waterfalls, and dunes. One of the best ways to have your own unique experience on Lake Superior is on a guided Pictured Rocks Kayaking TourREAD MORE

 

A Pictured Rocks Kayaking tour with kids is the perfect summer adventure

Why a Pictured Rocks Kayaking Tour with Kids is the Perfect Summer Adventure

With incredible natural beauty and attractions, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a great place for a family vacation, offering endless ways to keep the kids entertained.

The city of Munising is home to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, where a magnificent collection of arches, sea caves, and cliffs are situated alongside the enchanting Lake Superior shore. In recent years, kayaking the Pictured Rocks has become an excellent way for families to spend quality time together…READ MORE

 

Kayakers enjoying a tour with Pictured Rocks KayakingTaking a quick bathroom break — one of the many reasons to choose the only outfitter with a boat!

10 Reviews That Prove Pictured Rocks Kayaking Outshines the Competition

We gathered 10 compelling reviews that leave no doubt as to why people think Pictured Rocks Kayaking stands head and shoulders above the competition. Prepare to be inspired as we uncover the thrilling adventures, breathtaking scenery, and unparalleled experiences that have set Pictured Rocks Kayaking apart — as the unrivaled choice for paddling the national lakeshore…READ MORE

 

Kayakers enjoying a tour with Pictured Rocks KayakingKayakers enjoying a tour with Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Why You Should Take a Guided Pictured Rocks Kayaking Tour

Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to take in the beauty of the park every year. Known for its towering cliffs, sea caves, waterfalls and dunes, the park is one of Michigan’s finest gems that’s nestled along Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula.

While the Pictured Rocks is a popular area to kayak, it’s essential to be aware of the risks. Unpredictable weather patterns can arise at any moment and…READ MORE

 

Your Guide to the Best Pictured Rocks Kayak Tour

In the past ten years, Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has emerged as a sought-after destination for kayakers – and it’s easy to see why. The allure of exploring stunning sea cliffs and winding through spellbinding caves on enchanting Lake Superior is the ultimate experience of a lifetime.

This great lake can be notoriously rough at times, so a guided kayak tour of the Pictured Rocks is highly recommended. While several outfitters in Munising offer tours of the national lakeshore, Pictured Rocks Kayaking is the area’s exclusive outfitter that launches paddlers into the water by boat.

For maximum safety and convenience, the accompanying cruise boat conveniently caters to varying ages and abilities. Whether a seasoned kayaker or…READ MORE

 

7 Amazing Facts About the Pictured Rocks

Whether you want to kayak, boat or enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails in the summertime, or snowmobile, ski or explore frozen waterfalls and ice caves in the winter, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a year-round destination with something for everyone.

The area draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, and the reasons are undeniable. Here are seven incredible facts of the Pictured Rocks that will have you eager to experience it firsthandREAD MORE

 

Hiker on the North Country Trail in the Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreHiker on the North Country Trail in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: National Park Service

The 5 Most Scenic Hikes in the Pictured Rocks

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore sprawls 42-miles along the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between the cities of Munising and Grand Marais. Managed by the National Park Service, the rural area has an extensive network of hiking trails that lead to breathtaking waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, towering cliffs, and majestic sand dunes.

Why Pictured Rocks is a
Bucket List Destination

While the Picture Rocks park is an incredible landscape best experienced from the water, hiking the trails allows you to take in the natural beauty in a personal and serene way. Here are our top recommendations for the best sights in the park…READ MORE

 

Lovers Leap in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.Lovers Leap in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Legend of Lovers Leap

Native Americans have cherished Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for thousands of years, and in the last century alone their stories have been shared with millions of visitors from around the world exploring the rural landscape.

Pictured Rocks is known for its sculpted sandstone cliffs and formations, brilliant waterfalls, and incredible sand dunes. One of the most stunning formations in the park is Petit Portal – mostly famously known as Lovers Leap…READ MORE

 

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Why You Need a Pictured Rocks Road Trip

The natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is out of this world, especially near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore where two hundred-foot bluffs, sea caves, and sand dunes border 42-miles of Lake Superior.

Magical waterfalls, wildlife, and incredible hiking trails are also found in the park, drawing adventure seekers from across the world to explore its rugged terrain. Within driving distance from…READ MORE

 

Miners Castle, a sandstone formation in the Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreMiners Castle, a sandstone formation in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Tim Trombley

Kayaking the Pictured Rocks: The Gem of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Hundreds of waterfalls, serene forests and trails, unique attractions, and gorgeous beaches are among the many wonders encompassing Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Rated a top vacation spot in the United States, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near the city of Munising has it all, including 200-foot cliffs, sea caves, sand dunes and a…READ MORE

 

Miners Castle, Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreMiners Castle, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Craig Blacklock

Why Pictured Rocks is a Bucket List Destination

Gigantic sandstone cliffs and sea caves, hundreds of miles of peaceful trails, incredible waterfalls, and beautiful sandy beaches and dunes make up the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Located near Munising, Michigan, discover what visitors are calling a trip of lifetime! Within driving distance from Indiana and Kentucky, here’s why a Pictured Rocks adventure is…READ MORE

 

How Easy It Is to Kayak Pictured RocksPC: Kerry Murphy

How Easy It Is to Kayak Pictured Rocks

Carved out and formed by the freshest of the Great Lakes, the archways, caves, and cliffs of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are heavenly gems found along Lake Superior’s shoreline.

Though the thought of gliding along gigantic cliffs on the top of the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area might seem daunting to some, people of all skill levels are…READ MORE

 

Why Iowans Love the Pictured Rocks

Why Iowans Love the Pictured Rocks

Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is where you’ll find breathtaking sandstone cliffs and formations, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, stunning waterfalls, and beautiful sandy beaches and dunes.

Your Pictured Rocks adventure starts in Munising. The little city along the lake is…READ MORE

 

What People Are Saying About Pictured Rocks Kayaking

What People Are Saying About Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Cruising into its 7th season, one local attraction is topping bucket lists of travelers visiting Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

As the area’s only kayaking outfitter that launches paddlers into the water from a boat, Pictured Rocks Kayaking shows its passengers the best parts of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as kayakers glide by gigantic cliffs, sandstone formations, and sea caves. Since the boat stays close by…READ MORE

 

Paddling through one of the sea caves in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Instagrammer @kaylanreidPaddling through one of the sea caves in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Instagrammer @kaylanreid

Top 7 Highlights of a Pictured Rocks Kayaking Tour

One of the many wonders of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Although formal boat tours of the sandstone cliffs and formations have taken place since the early 1900s, kayaking the gorgeous lakeshore has become a popular activity in recent years…READ MORE

 

Paddling along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Pictured Rocks Kayaking.

Your U.P. Bucket List: 10 Things to Do Above the Mackinac Bridge

When planning an exciting summer vacation, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan should be on your radar. Although serene beaches and gorgeous waterfalls are scattered throughout the area, attractions like Mackinac Island, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Tahquamenon Falls are some of the biggest enticements…READ MORE

 

Kayaking under Lovers Leap, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Top 10 Adventures to Check Off Your U.P. Bucket List

Hundreds of tranquil waterfalls, deep forests, and gorgeous beaches encompass Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With breathtaking attractions like the Pictured Rocks, Porcupine Mountains, the Big Spring, and Tahquamenon Falls, the area is a dream for anyone who appreciates the outdoors…READ MORE

 

Everything You Need to Know About Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Everything You Need to Know About Pictured Rocks Kayaking

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is encompassed by towering sandstone cliffs, beautiful beaches, dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior. Located in the heart of Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, vibrant colors of minerals like copper and iron have stained…READ MORE

 

The Gift of Pictured Rocks KayakingPC: Pictured Rocks Kayaking

The Gift of Pictured Rocks Kayaking

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s that time of year again when we ponder what to give the ones we love. Rather than giving a physical gift, a shared experience to look forward to with a loved one is a sure way to keep your spirits warm during the cold winter! 2020 might have interrupted your travel plans, but the coming year looks bright and our gift certificates are valid for 2 years. This year, give the gift of adventure of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, perfect for…READ MORE

 

The Best Ways to Experience the Fall Season around Pictured RocksAround the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area, autumn colors emerge in September and typically peak in the middle of October. PC: Tim Trombley

The Best Ways to Experience the Fall Season around Pictured Rocks

If you’re considering an adventure this fall, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula might just be the ideal getaway. You’ll encounter hundreds of majestic waterfalls along with unblemished, freshwater beaches and serene forests.

Undoubtedly, one of the region’s highlights is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. While the multicolored sandstone cliffs towering over crystal waters of Lake Superior are impressive…READ MORE

 

Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Paddle Pictured RocksGrand Portal Point in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. PC: Tim Trombley

Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Paddle Pictured Rocks

Recently, USA Today readers chose Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as the best destination to view fall foliage and it’s no surprise. While the multicolored cliffs in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are stunning year-round, in Autumn, the vistas are magnificent. Vibrant scarlets, vivid oranges, and deep burgundies line the cliff tops and reflect off the crystal blue waters of Lake Superior…READ MORE

 

Pictured Rocks Kayaking Celebrates Five Years on the Water

Pictured Rocks Kayaking Celebrates Five Years on the Water

Serving the Munising area as the only outfitter that launches paddlers offshore, Pictured Rocks Kayaking is celebrating five years of showing kayakers the most pristine parts of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…READ MORE

 

How to have a perfect romantic weekend in Pictured RocksPicture courtesy of Pictured Rocks Kayaking

How to Have a Perfect Romantic Weekend in Pictured Rocks

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to unwind with your significant other, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Michigan is the place to go. Colorful sandstone cliffs, majestic beaches with pink sand, deep forests, sand dunes, and waterfalls make this park a must stop for any adventurous couple yearning to kick back, relax, and have a great time…READ MORE

 

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Express Excursions

addling beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore got a little easier last summer once the new 64-foot Kayak Express hit the water. The custom-built kayak tour vessel operated by Pictured Rocks Kayaking in Munising allows two kayaks to be launched or retrieved at the same time on the open waters of Lake Superior….READ MORE

 

Photo Credit: Tim TrombleyPhoto Credit: Tim Trombley

Why You Need to Take a Kayak Tour of Pictured Rocks

With miles of gorgeous sandstone cliffs towering 50 to 200 feet along Lake Superior’s pristine shoreline, stretches of white sandy beaches, and breathtaking formations and mineral stained rock face, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula provides some of the most incredible sights in the world…READ MORE

 

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