Sable Falls
Jun21

Sable Falls

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate (due to all the stairs) Location: Grand Marais, MI Click here for Google Map of the Route Sable Falls is a waterfall located on Sable Creek in the eastern-most portion of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore stretches along the shore of Lake Superior from Sand Point near Munising in the west,  to just after Spray Falls near Grand Marais in the east.   The...

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Lake Michigan Beachwalk
Jun07

Lake Michigan Beachwalk

Distance:  up to 11.25 km one way Difficulty: Easy Location: Moran, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route. I didn’t find this listed anywhere as a hike, so I made up my own name for it.  If there is an official name for this route please let me know. While it’s no secret that Lake Superior is my favourite great lake, I must say that Lake Michigan is definitely a very close second.  This is the longest stretch of beach ...

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Point Iroquios Light Station
May03

Point Iroquios Light Station

Round-trip: 500m Difficulty: Easy Location: Bay Mills, Michigan Click here for Google map of the route. I like to include accessible routes whenever I can.  So while this isn’t much of a hike, it does have a nice boardwalk loop that gives people with special needs the ability to be close to the lake and enjoy views of the passing ships. Point Iroquois Light Station is located near Bay Mills, Michigan and is part of the Hiawatha...

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Au Sable Lighthouse
Apr19

Au Sable Lighthouse

Round-trip: 4 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Grand Marais, Michigan Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Au Sable Point Lighthouse was built in 1874 to fill the gap between the Grand Island and Whitefish Point lighthouses.  An eighty-seven-foot (26.5m) brick tower was built on a rise putting the light about 150 feet (45.7m) above Lake Superior’s surface. If you take the tour during the summer, you can get an an amazing view...

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Log Slide Overlook
Mar15

Log Slide Overlook

Round-trip: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Grand Marais, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Log Slide is located about 11 km west of Grand Marais, Michigan. This is a must-see stop on any trip to the Pictured Rocks. The log slide itself was a chute that loggers used to move logs from the top of the dunes down to lake superior to be loaded onto boats for transport.  The wooden chute is no longer there, but it was said that...

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Grand Sable Dunes
Mar08

Grand Sable Dunes

Round-Trip:  5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Grand Marais, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route Located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Grand Sable Dunes cover a five mile stretch between the Sable River and Au Sable point. The Dunes are located about one mile west Grand Marais, Michigan.  The best place to view them is from the  1km trail starting at the Grand Sable Visitors Center.  This trail winds across the top of...

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