Grand Island National Recreation Area

Munising, Michigan

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A wonderful kayaking alternative to Pictured Rocks, Grand Island offers sandy beaches, protected bays, historic lighthouses, and breathtaking sandstone palisades. Grand Island is one of Michigan’s top sea-kayaking destinations. Formerly the home of Ojibwa Indians and French trappers, the island rivals nearby Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the beauty and grandeur of its rugged shoreline. Its forested interior, meanwhile, supports black bear, deer, grouse, and a wide range of waterfowl, and features miles of hiking/biking trails that attract visitors from all around the state.
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Paddling Michigan

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)

A wonderful kayaking alternative to Pictured Rocks, Grand Island offers sandy beaches, protected bays, historic lighthouses, and breathtaking sandstone palisades. Grand Island is one of Michigan’s top sea-kayaking destinations.

Formerly the home of Ojibwa Indians and French trappers, the island rivals nearby Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the beauty and grandeur of its rugged shoreline. Its forested interior, meanwhile, supports black bear, deer, grouse, and a wide range of waterfowl, and features miles of hiking/biking trails that attract visitors from all around the state.

©  Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Munising
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Local Contacts: Hiawatha National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Wood Island, Wood Island SE, Munising, Indian Town
Driving Directions: Directions to Grand Island National Recreation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2009
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Awesome trip - lots of waterfalls, and sand stone cliffs. There are some great beach camp sites in the bay.



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