Pictured Rocks Caves by Heather Higham Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library says that on October 7, 1972 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was officially dedicated: Authorized by Congress in 1966 as the nation’s first national lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore today encompassed over 73,000 acres of multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, … Continue reading Happy 48th Birthday, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!
Spray Falls by Michigan Nut Photography Just can’t get enough of John’s photos from the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The Pictured Rocks’ Waterfall page says: Located about 1.75 miles northeast of Chapel Beach. Spray Falls plunges about 70 feet over the Pictured Rocks cliffs directly into Lake Superior. This remote waterfall is best viewed from the … Continue reading Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks
Spray Falls, photo by James Eye View Photography The excellent GoWaterfalling website has an entry for Spray Falls that says in part: Spray Falls is the remotest, and perhaps the most impressive of the several waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The 70′ waterfall plunges over the cliffs at Pictured Rocks and lands directly in … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Untitled, photo by Steve Nowakowski It’s hard to convey the unique beauty of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in a single photo, but the stunning green of this picture really triggered memories for me of some of my best and brightest days in one of Michigan’s crown jewels. Steve took this on a boat tour in August of 2016 … Continue reading A Blaze of Green at Pictured Rocks
Scenic vista at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by Craig Sterken Photography Craig writes “My wife and I hiked in the Beaver Basin area for the first time and discovered our new favorite hike. What a great place to swim after walking through the woods in 87 degree weather! Can’t see how it could get … Continue reading Scenic vista at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by supernova9 Maybe if I looked at this view every day for 50 years I would get tired of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Maybe. View supernova9’s photo bigger and see more in his Michigan’s Upper Peninsula slideshow. More Pictured Rocks on Michigan in Pictures.
Tranquility, photo by Michigan Nut Photography John McCormick aka Michigan Nut shared this gorgeous shot from the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore showing Lake Superior at its calmest. View John’s photo bigger on Facebook, view & purchase photos at michigannutphotography.com and definitely follow him on Facebook for many more photos of the Great Lakes State. PS: John’s Pictured Rocks … Continue reading Tranquility at Pictured Rocks
Lover’s Leap, photo by siskokid Pictured Rocks Tours say legend has it that an Indian couple displayed their love for one another by jumping off the top of this rock arch together. They stress that the water at the base is only a few feet deep, so don’t try it! While Myths and Legends of our … Continue reading Lovers Leap in the Pictured Rocks
Ice Column / Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by DIsnowshoe Jay writes: Many have cursed the cold of this winter that is almost over now though spring seems a long way off. It has caused hardships and pain but has also given rare opportunities to many who have been willing to bundle up and seek … Continue reading Frozen Adventures in Pictured Rocks
Pictured Blue, photo by Kiiraaan View this jaw-dropping photo of Miner’s Castle bigger and see more in Kiran’s Landscape slideshow. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s Geology Field Notes page has this barely comprehensible stuff to say about Miner’s Castle: The Miners Castle Member is a soft, crumbly, quartz sandstone (with abundant garnet content) about 140 … Continue reading Pictured Blue: Miner’s Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore