Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Shingleton, MI

Where are we going?

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Co Hwy 720
MI 49884

906 387-3700

What is there to do?

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is actually America's FIRST National Lakeshore - did you know that? Pretty impressive, but we can see why! It's unlike any other place on Lake Superior, and gives the family a chance to explore the miles of pristine and beautiful beaches, as well as over 100 miles of hiking trails! Better get some comfortable boots!

During spring, it's a whole different world with the trails covered with pretty and colorful wildflowers, and summer gives you those wonderfully warm days for kids to play in!

Fall brings those amazing colors in the leaves which kids will always love crunching them under their feet as they falls, and winter lights up the forests with snow - great to play in!

All year round there is something to do at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - for everyone in the family! Budding photographers will love the spring wildflowers, and those anglers in the family will love relaxing with a fishing rod getting ready to catch some fish.

Over summer you can get out onto the lake and enjoy some boating, as well as hiking those 100 miles! Camping is always a great way to extend your family day out if you fancy staying just that little bit longer!

Don't let winter stop you either! Ice fishing, snow-mobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing are all great activities that the family can get stuck in.

With kids, the best thing to do is stop at the Visitor Center to get maps and info, and cool things to do and even any wildlife, so you can try and spot them. Then if there are any guided talks or walks, you won't miss out! 

Amazing fun in nature with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore...don't forget your camera with all that wildlife! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The visitor centers are disabled accessible, and some of the campground sites are accessible. Some trails are as well.


When can we go?

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visitor Center hours are around 9am - 5pm.

All year round.


Any top tips?

Get the kids participating in the Junior Ranger program! It's a great way for them to get stuck into a bunch of fun activities and even get a badge and certificate!

I’m Hungry!

Pack a picnic and have a delicious meal with the family surrounded by sun and nature!

Healthy Eating

Don't forget those bottles of water and healthy snacks - especially in summer and if you are hiking. Most important!

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