Paddling Michigan Blog


High Tech Gear for Your Off Grid Michigan Vacation

By Matt Ricketts / April 24, 2018

When you choose a vacation at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you truly get away from it all! However, some of what you are leaving behind you may miss. While exploring the water and forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you may find yourself away from power sources and other everyday comforts.

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Birds of the Upper Peninsula

By Matt Ricketts / April 12, 2018

There are some truly unique and amazing things to see on your trip to Munising, MI for Paddling Michigan – and not just in the water. When you are in your kayak looking across the Great Lake, take some time to look up.

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How to Hold a Kayaking Paddle

By Matt Ricketts / March 30, 2018

Kayaking is a great experience for the young and old, and it doesn’t require much skill! If you want to do some homework before your Paddling Michigan experience, however, here are some paddling techniques that can ensure you are gliding across the water and in complete control of your vessel.

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Pictured Rocks Waterfalls

By Matt Ricketts / March 28, 2018

What is it about the feeling you get when you come across a waterfall while out enjoying Mother Nature? It is something akin to serenity.…

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Pictured Rocks Named One of Michigan’s Most Beautiful Places

By Matt Ricketts / March 25, 2018

In a recent article, named the most beautiful places in each of Michigan’s 83 counties, a list that includes many well-known Michigan landmarks and…

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How to Spot the Northern Lights

By Matt Ricketts / March 23, 2018

There are few things as beautiful and mysterious as the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights – and, when you visit us at Paddling Michigan,…

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What to Pack for Your Paddling Michigan Trip

By Matt Ricketts / March 16, 2018

Paddling along the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline is an experience like no other. When you are kayaking on Lake Superior, you feel the majesty of…

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7 Reasons to Kayak Pictured Rocks this Summer

By Matt Ricketts / March 1, 2018

You’ve heard about Pictured Rocks. You know it’s in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You’ve seen the Pure Michigan billboards on the highway. Your co-worker took her…

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Pictured Rocks Named One of Michigan’s Top 10 Paddling Trips

By Matt Ricketts / February 26, 2018

If you’ve been to Pictured Rocks to kayak, hike, or camp, you know just how special and beautiful this National Park is. The clear Lake…

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Duck Pond Eatery, Munising Michigan

Outdoor Eating near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

By Matt Ricketts / May 25, 2017

When you’re visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, stop by the Duck Pond Eatery located just a short drive away in Christmas, Michigan! Offering fresh…

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