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This excursion is so fun! You get up close and personal with the shore lines, go under small waterfalls, in caves and even see a sunken ship! I’ve done this twice and each time had a different guide and they both were awesome and were very knowledgeable about the area and what we were seeing!
- Nicole C.
My husband and I had such an amazing time together and with our group on our paddling tour. I was a little intimidated by the six-hour time frame, but our leader, "John-Jack" was so fantastic. His knowledge of the area and paddling was spot-on and his enthusiastic attitude kept the good vibes coming. I cannot say enough good stuff about our time. I can't wait until next summer to try the sunset paddling and to stay in the Paddler's Village!
- Jana D.
We have been conducting kayaking and canoeing tours in Upper Michigan for 20 years and in the Pictured Rocks for 11 years. Over 100,000 kayakers with all skill levels have seen the awe-inspiring Pictured Rocks with us. We have been featured in the Midwest Living Magazine and also filmed a show on the Travel Channel. We believe in the power of experiences, and we can’t wait to have you as our guest!
There’s no better way to take in Lake Superior’s Pictured Rocks National Shoreline than in a kayak! We have amazing, guided kayaking tours suitable for all ages and skill levels. With daily kayak tours ranging from 2 to 8 hours in length, we have the perfect paddling tour for your Upper Michigan vacation!
Discover the beauty and majesty of Bridalveil Falls, Kissing Rock, Lovers Leap Arch, Caves of the Bloody Chiefs, Indian Head, Battleship Row, Chapel Rock, and the sea caves of Pictured Rocks up-close with one of our guided kayak tours. When you’re done paddling, enjoy drinks and a great meal at the Duck Pond Eatery & Beer Garden.
MAKE A STAY OF IT
We are your gateway to outdoor adventure and fun in Upper Michigan! With our all-inclusive vacation packages, you can spend more time exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. All our vacation packages include a guided kayaking tour along the Pictured Rocks Shoreline and accommodations with convenient access to all your favorite outdoor activities. We offer it all! Kayaking, canoeing, cruising, lodging, the best beer selection in the UP and great food !
You’ll love the comfortable outdoor lodging at Paddlers Village and Au Train Beach Campground. Our yurts, tipis, safari tents and sleeping cabins are equipped with beds, refrigerators, comfortable seating and firepits. Our resort campgrounds are the perfect headquarters for exploring Hiawatha National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, waterfalls and the beautiful city of Munising. After your day of outdoor fun, enjoy drinks and a great meal at the Duck Pond Eatery & Beer Garden.
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Click to learn more about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore & other points of interest you can see on our kayaking tours!
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a U.S. National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It extends for 42 miles along the shore and covers 73,236 acres ). The park offers spectacular scenery of the hilly shoreline between Munising, Michigan and Grand Marais, Michigan, with various rock formations like natural…
Indian Head Rock
This gargantuan rock formation is named after what many say resembles an old ‘Indian Head’ carved into an impressive point of Pictured Rocks. The cliffs of Indian Head are nearly vertical walls from the Lake Superior to its peak. “Paddle and Hike Tour”
The largest cave in the Pictured Rocks shoreline that features a large multi-colored copper stain as you kayak into it.
A short 1/8 mile accessible trail encircles the recently stabilized ruins of a blast furnace where pig iron was made between 1870 and 1877. One of the last remaining structures of its kind in the Upper Peninsula, it is also a good place to view Lake Superior and Grand Island.
Grand Island stretches north for 8 miles, from its southpoint at Williams Landing in Munising Bay to the north end at North Point. Only three miles across at its widest point, Grand lsland offers 35 miles of shoreline, encompassing over 13,500 acres of dense woodland, including several lakes. Rapid-flowing streams cut through the rugged hills,…
Best sea caves in the Pictured Rocks Area. See this on the ” Morning and Afternoon Delight Tours”.
Tallest waterfall in Michigan- Seen on the Paddlers Choice, Paddle and Hike, and Taste of the Rocks Tours.
Guide your kayak through the tight crevice these two giant rocks form by “kissing” each other. It’s a must see destination at Pictured Rocks!
Ribs and keel of an unknown vessel that sank in the last century. Very visible from a kayak in about 10 feet of water. “Taste of the Rocks” tour.
Mosquito River & Beach
This is where we normally take the lunch break on the “Paddlers Choice” and Paddle and Hike Tours. Great swimming here on some days. Short walk to observe the Lovers leap Arch and Mosquito Falls.
Lovers Leap Arch
The most photographed place in the Pictured Rocks. Fun to paddle through. Ask your guide about the Native American legend of how it was named. “Paddlers Choice” and “Paddle and Hike” tours.
Caves of the Bloody Chiefs
Local legend says the native American Tribes placed their prisoners of war here. Seen on the “Paddlers Choice” and “Paddle and Hike” tours
Grand Portal Arch
Was truly the most magnificent feature of the Pictured Rocks until rock collapses in 1900 and 1999 blocked the archway that sailing ships once traversed. ‘Paddle and Hike Tour.
Unique rock formations that look like the sterns of a row of battleships. Located just prior to reaching Chapel Beach. “Paddle and Hike” tour
End Point of the “Paddle and Hike Tour. Note the roots from Chapel Tree extending through the air to the ground adjacent to it.
The vegetation on these cliffs attracts many Peregrine Falcons into this cove to nest and feed. It also features a few smaller caves you can kayak into!
Gaze up as you kayak through these coves with 200′ tall sandstone walls gleaming with several different mineral stains in a variety of colors.
This sugar sand beach is the starting point for all of our Pictured Rocks kayak tours.
One of the tallest waterfalls on Grand Island that spills over the cliff edge and drops into Lake Superior.
Lower Potato Patch Falls
This little waterfall is named after where the first generation of loggers in the area kept their potato patch.
This waterfall is located on the chapel trail and can be seen on the Paddle and Hike tour as you hike out at the end of the day.
Carved sandstone that is narrow at the water line and widens at the top with deciduous tree growing up resembling flowers in a vase, this rock along with many others were way points for the early Voyageurs as they made their way along the shores of Lake Superior during the fur trade.