Ep. 166: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | UP Michigan RV travel camping hiking

Avatar admin | September 2, 2020

Named for 15 miles of colorful sandstone cliffs, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore follows 42 miles of the Lake Superior shoreline in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, stretching from Munising to Grand Marais and encompassing picturesque rock formations, waterfalls, and sand dunes. We'll explore the National Lakeshore from end to end in this episode of Grand Adventure, including hiking to Chapel Beach, and from our campsite at Country Village RV Park in Ishpeming we'll also touch upon the area's rich iron mining history, and Ishpeming's title of the birthplace of skiing in America.

Filmed: August 8-10, 2020


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:47 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore overview
  • 1:30 Sand Point
  • 2:36 Miner's Castle
  • 3:20 Miner's Beach
  • 4:32 Hike to Chapel Falls, Chapel Rock & Chapel Beach
  • 8:43 Grand Sable Dunes/Log Slide Overlook
  • 10:00 Country Village RV Park
  • 11:28 Ishpeming
  • 12:23 US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum
  • 12:58 Wrap-up



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