Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

After leaving Manistique we headed up to the Lake Superior side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to visit the spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We started on the east side at Grand Marais and later moved to Munising. While staying at Woodland Park Campground in Grand Marais we enjoyed some amazing sunsets over Lake Superior.

We went on a short hike at the Log Slide overlook on the east side of Pictured Rocks. I should clarify that it wasn’t exactly short for Chris and Jesse though because they chose to make the hike all the way down to the lakeshore. Jake and I stayed at the top and watched them struggle as they made their way back up.

This sign is why Jake and I ended up staying at the top, and apparently they weren’t kidding with this warning. Chris and Jesse are in good physical condition, but this was even a struggle for them.

Ugh, that looked like a miserable climb back up. Jake and I were quite happy we stayed at the top and watched. 😉 To be honest, I was a little concerned while they struggled to get back up to the top, but thankfully they made it and we didn’t have to call for help.

After that they had no energy left for any other exploring so we stopped to see the Grand Marais lighthouse and headed back to the campground.

The beach at our campground had some really cool driftwood structures on the beach and so many colorful rocks.

After a few days in Grand Marais we moved on to the west side of Pictured Rocks in Munising where we hiked to lots of waterfalls and saw some of the most beautiful cliffs along the lakeshore. We were also blessed to meet another Fulltime Family at our campground and enjoyed having some campfires with them.

There sure are a lot of waterfalls in this area!

We went on a Pictured Rocks Cruise which was so incredible, but I need to save that for another post. For now I’ll leave you with a couple of sunset pictures from Grand Marais.

Categories: michigan | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

  1. TomDenise McKay

    This was sooo beautiful!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Pictured Rocks Cruise | 4 Radical Roadschoolers and a Fat Cat

Leave a Reply to TomDenise McKay Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: