Getting the most out of your vacation

This is our first blog post ever. Please bear with us as we wander through this new endeavor. Our goal for this blog is to help people learn about Munising, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Alger County area.

There is so much to do and experience in our local area, that it can be a little overwhelming to new visitors - or worse than that, they don’t get to experience all that the area has to offer. To help avoid this, we are going to choose topics for our future posts that are relevant to travelers who want to get the most out of their time here..

If you have never visited Munising, we are the gateway city to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which stretches from Munising on the West to Grand Marais on the East. It consists of beautiful beaches, breathtaking sandstone cliffs that are naturally colored by minerals, Sand dunes, waterfalls and over 100 miles of hiking trails.

If you enjoy being out in nature and experiencing God’s amazing creations, you have to come spend some time here in the heart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have several lodging options to suit everyone’s idea of a perfect vacation. Hotels, Airbnb’s, cabins in the woods and a variety of campgrounds. The best way to check out all of the lodging options is to visit our local chamber of commerce website and click on their lodging link.

No matter what the season, there is always something to do here. Most people only think about summer vacations, which is our busiest time of year and of course gorgeous, but that’s not all. Fall is beautiful with the trees changing color, less bugs and comfortable temperatures. There is nothing like a relaxing drive through the woods to take some pictures of the yellows, reds and flaming oranges.

How about some winter fun? Skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, Ice climbing, as well as checking out the Ice Caves. We get a lot of snow, but we normally don’t get the below zero temperatures so if you bundle up a little, you can get out and enjoy some fun in the snow!

Springtime is full of anticipation of the upcoming summer season. As the snow melts and the flowers and trees start to bud, it’s the perfect time to get