Paddling Michigan Blog


5 Fun Things to Do in Munising

May 22, 2018

When you make your way to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, expect to slow down and enjoy the calm of nature. Just because it’s quiet, though, don’t expect to be bored. Though there are countless activities to keep you and your family busy in the U.P., don’t leave Munising before you tackle of a few of these fun things to do.

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Every Kid in a Park Program for Your Family

May 15, 2018

There’s a new government program that is offering access to federal lands and waters to children for free. Fourth graders and their guests can get cards or vouchers by participating in the Every Kid in a Park federal program.

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Run in the 43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Race This June

May 8, 2018

Need another reason to visit Munising for your Paddling Michigan adventure? Come be part of the 43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race. This summer, join runners from across the state for a half marathon or 10K along the gorgeous shores of Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks.

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Up Close and Personal – My Day Paddling Michigan – Part 2

May 1, 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of My Day Paddling Michigan. You can read Part 1 of my adventure previously posted in the Paddling Michigan blog. Part 1 “Ready, Set, Go!” includes details of how I prepared for my kayaking trip with Paddling Michigan. Now for Part 2, which describes my day spent on the water.

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My Day Paddling Michigan – Part 1

April 27, 2018

If you live in the midwest, you’ve seen the Pure Michigan campaign enticing you to visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Maybe you’ve even seen Kid Rock celebrating the area in his ‘Born Free’ video. Well, it’s time you take Pictured Rocks off your bucket list of places to visit, and get there!

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High Tech Gear for Your Off Grid Michigan Vacation

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

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

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

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

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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