Top Eight Sea Kayaking Hot Spots

Midwest: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan)

The pictured rocks of Pictured Rock National Lakeshore tower like stone castles for about 15 miles along the southern shore of Lake Superior. These miles of colorful sandstone rock formations rising 50-200 feet high and long stretches of white sand beach are two of the reasons that sea kayaking is growing in popularity at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. From a kayak, you can slip up beside the towering cliffs, explore caves, pull under water seeps, and explore the multi-colored details of the shoreline bedrock. Kayakers often begin their trips in the Munising area, which provides quicker access to cliff sections of the shoreline. Popular kayak put-in points include Sand Point, Miners Beach, the Munising Municipal Boat Ramp, and Grand Island Landing. Access points at the east end of the park include Twelvemile Beach Campground, Hurricane River Campground, and the Grand Marais Marina.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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