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Day Trip To Munising & Superior’s Pictured Rocks

Alger Underwater Preserve

The Alger Underwater Preserve is located on the south shore of Lake Superior near the city of Munising in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This area of Lake Superior’s shoreline includes the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island and the sheltered waters of Munising Bay. The Alger Underwater Preserve offers several unusual diving attractions including “sea caves”, intact shipwrecks, and underwater interpretive trails.
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, about 1.5 miles from Miner's Beach. It is a long slide that drops straight into Lake Superior. It is probably best seen from the water, although you can hike to it. According to the topographic maps the cliffs are over 160 feet high at the point the trail crosses above the falls. The falls slides directly into the lake for a total drop of at least 140 feet making this the tallest waterfall in Michigan.
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Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours

Take an excursion back in time to the industrial ages of American shipping History. Let us introduce you to Lake Superiors natural underwater museum featuring a rare, fully intact, wooden sailing ship that was built before the Civil War and sits only a few feet from the surface of the lake.
The trip takes about 2 hours, visits two different shipwreck sites, rock cliffs & caves, a historic lighthouse, and the exquisite beauty of Grand Island and Munising Bay.
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Munising Falls Visitor Center

Features displays on the rich natural and cultural history of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Exhibits on early iron smelting, geology, forest history, rare and endangered species, logging and recreation portray the diversity of our nation's first national lakeshore. The center also includes a small bookstore. Open June through Labor Day. At Munising Falls, there is a paved trail to several overlooks, wayside exhibits, restrooms, and access to the North Country Trail National Scenic Trail.
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Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises

For over 50 years, our summer cruises have been guiding visitors to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a top Michigan vacation spot. Our boat cruises are 2 1/2 to 3 hours and will travel into and alongside the most visually stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes!
We offer 3 distinct Michigan cruises: the Regular Cruise, the Spray Falls Cruise, and the Sunset Cruise. Each cruise departs from the Munising, Michigan City Dock. The crew will assist in ticketing, safety instructions, and other needs.
Our day cruises are narrated by the captain and will inform you of a brief history of the tour boat, local area facts, and Michigan points of interest on this national park tour. If you are looking for unique vacation ideas, choose Pictured Rocks Cruises’ scenic boat tours as your Michigan travel destination.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore.
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Wagner Falls Scenic Site

This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls. Two miles east of Munising.
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