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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | Munising, Michigan
Welcome to Comfort Inn & Suites Munising Waterfront and our Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore information. Along with staying along side Munising Bay and Lake Superior with extraordinary views of the Pictured Rocks area, you will be within minutes from enjoying sandstone cliffs, dunes, beaches, waterfalls, inland lakes, forests, and 15 miles of incredible shoreline.
The Pictured Rocks are comprised of various formations that create a wall of sandstone cliffs. These natural wonders run along the Lake Superior shoreline and climb to heights of 200 feet above the Lake Superior water-table. Various minerals seep out of the fractures and create these incredible "pictures" within the rocks.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore's Indian Head formation is really one of the most impressive of all the formations. Overlooking Lake Superior, Indian Head proudly looks into the sunset as boat tours, kayakers and onlookers enjoy the view. The profile of this cliff clearly resembles a Native American with the headdress made of the pines and trees along the top. The tour boat comes very close to the head and you can get a great view upwards by the chin of the formation. The Sunset Cruise really accentuates the mineral colors and is a fantastic experience.
A view of Miner's Castle from a boat will show you just how much it resembles a castle. This formation is really beautiful can also be easily viewed in the National Park where there are viewing platforms for your pleasure. The Castle is one of the most recognizable and famous formations throughout the Pictured Rocks.
Miner's Castle is located approximately five miles east of Munising on Alger Country Rd H58. Wind, rain, minerals, and snow have all helped Mother Nature create these incredible formations. This is the only formation accessible by vehicle. In 2006, a big change came to Miner's Castle when it lost one of it's turrets and it fell into Lake Superior.
The Grand Portal is a well known point of interest found within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It has gone through many transformations since its first collapse in 1900. Because of its grandeur, the Grand Portal can be seen for miles.
Stunning colors occur when groundwater oozes out of cracks and trickles down the rock face. Iron, copper, manganese, and limonite are among the most common color-producing minerals.
Lover's Leap / Petit Portal
Lover's Leap is an imposing arch of rock that extends from the shoreline out to an outcropping located directly in Lake Superior. Lore has it that a couple displayed their love for one another by jumping off the top of this rock arch together. This can be enjoyed easiest by boat.
Many areas within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are easily accessible by vehicle or short hiking trails. While enjoying these scenic sites, take time to enjoy the forests, wildlife, and lakes too.
Chapel Rock is one of the most unique formations along the Pictured Rocks. Chapel Rock is a remnant of sandstone from the Cambrian age. It was named, "La Chappelle" by early European explorers. The archway between the mainland and the rock fell in the 1940s. The tree living on Chapel Rock exists by means of its roots crossing back over to the mainland for nourishment.
All Pictured Rocks National Park & Munising Bay Points of Interest
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