Spanning over 40 miles along the crystal-clear shores of Lake Superior between the cities of Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan’s Pictured Rocks are an incredible natural wonder.
Pictured Rocks Cruises offers four distinct tours for the enjoyment of guests.
Cruises frequently sell out. Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended.
Sandstone cliffs towering 50 to 200 feet along Lake Superior’s pristine shoreline, stretches of white sandy beaches, dunes, 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. It’s no wonder it’s consistently rated a top vacation spot in the United States.
The national lakeshore has many highlights: Bridalveil Falls, Chapel Cove, and Battleship Row. Chapel Rock, Grand Portal, Rainbow Cave, Spray Falls, etc.
Pictured Rocks got its namesake from the minerals that stain the rock face of the 50 to 200 feet sandstone cliffs along miles of pristine Lake Superior shoreline. Vibrant hues of red, blue, white and green color the cliffs from minerals like iron, copper, manganese, and limonite, and reflect off the turquoise water that surrounds them.
What: Pictured Rocks Cruises
When: May 13 – October 22, 2023
Where: Each cruise departs from Munising City Dock (100 City Park Drive, Munising, MI)
Time: Cruises typically last around 3 hours
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