... a unique place where visitors are surrounded
by scenic trails, forests, lakes and terrific hospitality.
According to reports, and thanks to the influence of Lake Superior, Munising receives over 230 inches of snowfall each year for your enjoyment! We have the best snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula with over 300 miles of groomed trails. There are 10 trails within Alger County that are groomed seven days a week, depending on the prevailing conditions. Don’t feel limited to the groomed trails, however! Many who venture off trail find a ton of snow, sometimes waist deep. Off trail riding in the Great Kingston Plains just east of Munising has been known to continue into early spring!
Come to Munising and surround yourself in the beauty of the Central Upper Peninsula.
Munising has other winter attractions, festivals and events. We have some of the best cross country ski trails in the Midwest. Valley Spur Ski Trails consist of 27 miles groomed for both classic and skate skiing. They offer snowshoeing there as well. The Valley Spur Lodge is always filled with friendly volunteers and the smell of homemade soup on the weekends. For the more adventurous, Pictured Rocks Ski Trails consist of 20 miles of groomed classic trails along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail and McKeever Hills Trails add an additional 6 miles of trails. Another winter sport, ice climbing, is “on the rise” so to speak. It is becoming one of the newest and most popular sports here in the Munising area. Our multitude of great waterfalls and porous sandstone cliffs in which the water seeps through give us some of the best ice climbing conditions in the Midwest. Munising is host to the annual Ice Fest held the first weekend of February every year. One very popular ice formation that receives many visitors each winter is the Eben Ice Caves. They are made up of vertical walls of ice hanging from sandstone cliffs that you can get up close to.
Summer is, by far, the busiest time in the Munising area. We are very fortunate to be home to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which is over 73,000 acres of Lake Superior shoreline and National Park. Whether you experience this unique wonder by land or water, it will be something you won’t soon forget. We also have waterfalls, lighthouses, beaches and shipwrecks to explore. Take a ferry to Grand Island Recreation Area and take a guided bus tour or a self-guided hike or bike ride to artesian wells, unnamed waterfalls, historical cabins, lighthouses and more.
For more information on the Munising area, please visit our website at www.munising.org. For snowmobile trail conditions or anything else about snowmobiling in Munising, please visit www.munisingsnow.com.