What Your Need To Know About Your Pictured Rocks Adventure
Plan Your Trip to Munising, Michigan
Shuttle Pick Up & Drop Off
Meet at the Tanglewood Inn
All kayak tours are based out of Munising, Michigan. Please meet in the Tanglewood Inn parking lot 1 hour before your kayak tour to ride the shuttle.
Please Arrive 1 Hour Prior to Your Tour
Supplies - What To Bring
What We Provide
- Trained Guide certified by Pictured Rocks Adventure
- First aid and safety equipment
- dry bag
- Tandem sea kayak, or triple
- spray skirt
- Life jacket, paddle and, if required, a wet suit
- Marine Radio
What You Should Bring
- Appropriate footwear
- Snacks & water
- Rain jacket. (this will protect you from wind and rain)
- Water shoes or sandals. (feet must be covered, sadly glass does end up in the lake)
- Sun Hat
- Sunscreen and bug repellant
Lake Superior | Munising, Michigan
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is Beautiful, but can Be Remote
Preparing For Your U.P. Trip
Things move a little slower in the Upper Penninsula.
In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, everything seems to take more time to get to. More often than not, you’ll be driving around a lake instead of driving in a straight line, AND cell service is dodgy.
If you’re headed out, set your Google maps before you leave. Take a screenshot of the directions and bring a map. Once you leave town, it’s hard to say if you’ll be able to get a cellphone or internet signal, depending on your carrier.
In the Upper Peninsula, we have bug seasons. We have flies and mosquitoes. A variety of bug spray work on the mosquitoes, but the black flies in the U.P. are more persistent, and the best way to prepare for them is a wearing a mosquito suit or covering yourself in mosquito netting.
There are many excellent places to go fishing in the Upper Peninsula, but you will need a Michigan Fishing license to do so. This can be obtained online.
Whatever your pleasure, we are here to help you plan your vacation and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We're Near Munising, Michigan
We Launch From The Beach, But Meet at TangleWood Inn
Munising, Michigan is a 5-hour drive from Lansing, 5 hours from Madison, and 7 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul. When you get to Munising, you are still a short drive away, about 20 minutes, from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miner’s Beach. Our Kayak Tours launch from Miner’s Beach, but you will need to meet your shuttle at Tanglewood Inn 1 hour early, and we shuttle you to the beach. Upon your arrival, there are plenty of choices for food and lodging. Options for shopping are the family fare or IGA for groceries. Dining is also pleasantly prevalent, from Miners Pasties and Ice Cream to Camel Riders, there is an excellent spread to please most palettes. Breakfast at the “Bagel Place“ is customary if you are downtown and need a quick bite to assure you are on time for your shuttle. For a relaxing sit-down meal, we love the Tanglewood on M-28. We will meet right next to the Tanglewood to shuttle you into the park, so breakfast or an after-paddle snack is a great amenity. There is lodging at the Tanglewood as well. Lunch or dinner at Taco Primo is an obligatory stop in for fantastic Mexican food. If you are driving up from Michigan, one stop we love to make on highway 2 is MooFin Fries. They have grass-fed burgers and fish sandwiches that are unreal.
Our Favorite Places
Our Recommendations for the Upper Peninsula
Our favorite campground in the area is Catchin Crickets. They are an excellent choice for a rustic campground, and they have a large vacation rental as well. They are located 10 miles from Miner’s Beach for your convenience. The Park’s information station is located 6 miles off Highway H-58. There is an upper overlook and lower overlook near Miner’s Beach. And off to the right roughly 4 miles back is the access to Miner’s Beach. All tours must be shuttled in, and we will coordinate that with you as you book the tour online. After your kayak tour, there are some great sites to see. There are several waterfalls ranging from a trickle at Munising Falls, to the longest in Michigan at Bridal veil Falls. Hike the North Country Trail to get a few extra miles in and catch the sunset from Miner’s Beach, Mosquito Beach, Chapel Beach, or Twelvemile Beach.