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Munising is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and although not well known to many, it is set amid some of the most spectacular scenery in the Mid West. Munising sits along the Lake Superior shoreline, near the Hiawatha National Forest and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. If you are seeking a slow pace and peaceful wilderness vacation destination, Munising fits the bill. Sandy beaches; towering pines, hardwood forests and wildlife abound in every direction. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a 35-mile stretch of remarkable shoreline with wind and water carved cliffs of striking beauty. Swimming and picnicking sites are plentiful, and the parklands along the shore contain over 21 miles of hiking and backpacking trails, and cross-country ski trails. Drivers can stop at platforms at spots such as Grand Sable Dunes and look down onto the lake 200 feet below, and a three hour boat tour is also available to view the spectacular rock formations and multi-colored sandstone cliffs. The Hiawatha National Forest near Munising encompasses over 879,000 acres and has twenty developed campgrounds, several lakes and rivers for swimming and fishing, and a variety of hiking trails, both strenuous and less intense. Munising is also home to the Grand Island National Recreational Area which can be toured by bus, bicycle or on foot, and in winter, Munising is considered the "snowmobiling capital of the Mid West." Other attractions in the Munising area include the "Alger Underwater Preserve," "Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tour," and the "AuSable Lighthouse."

Surrounding areas: Au Train, Michigan (9.1 mi), Grand Marais, Michigan (36.3 mi), Rapid River, Michigan (36.4 mi), Manistique, Michigan (36.7 mi), Marquette, Michigan (37.2 mi), Gwinn, Michigan (38.7 mi)

Munising Vacation Rentals

Munising Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn - MunisingM-28 EastMunising, MI (906) 387-5292
Americinn Lodge & SuitesE9926 M-28 EWetmore, MI2.5 mi.(906) 387-2000
Best Western Of MunisingE10160 Hwy M-28 EWetmore, MI2.5 mi.(906) 387-4864
Super 8 MotelM-28 & Fed HwyMunsing, MI3.7 mi.(906) 387-2466
Village Inn MotelChatham, MI14.1 mi.(906) 439-5800

Munising Weather & Climate

The Northwestern Region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a wilderness area with four seasons. The climate is greatly influenced by Lake Superior, as well as cold, dry air coming from the Arctic region. The Lake acts as a giant humidifier, increasing the moisture content of the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow when it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfall, known as "snow squalls." The shores of Lake Superior are prone to this "lake effect" snow and have recorded up to 350 inches of snow in a single year. However, average snowfall for this area is 177 days per year. In summer, the cooling lake breezes have a positive effect on the climate, keeping it from becoming too hot and uncomfortable. This area has an average of only one-day per year when the temperature reaches 90 degrees F.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 22°F 9°F 3.19 in. -
February 25°F 10°F 1.94 in. -
March 33°F 19°F 2.36 in. -
April 45°F 29°F 2.03 in. -
May 60°F 39°F 2.63 in. -
June 68°F 48°F 3.01 in. -
July 73°F 54°F 3.27 in. -
August 71°F 54°F 3.20 in. -
September 62°F 47°F 3.92 in. -
October 51°F 37°F 3.66 in. -
November 38°F 27°F 3.27 in. -
December 27°F 15°F 3.35 in. -

Munising Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sawyer International airport (SAW) located about 35 miles west of Munising in Marquette, Michigan, the Schoolcraft County airport (ISQ) located approximately 37 miles southeast of Munising in Manistique, Michigan, and finally the Delta County airport (ESC) located roughly 52 miles southwest of Munising in Escanaba, Michigan.

Munising Attractions

Golf Courses
Pictured Rocks Golf & Country ClubMunisingMI 
RidgeBreckenridgeMI5.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Marquette MountainMarquetteMI36.8 mi.
Pine MountainIron MountainMI79.2 mi.
Ski BruleIron RiverMI97.8 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI104.4 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI109.3 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI115.6 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI119.7 mi.
State Parks
Palms Book State ParkMI31.5 mi. 
Indian Lake State ParkMI35.9 mi. 

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