Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
We stayed by Little Beaver Lake in a campground with 7 other sites, who were all under canvas. The road in was marked as unsuitable for large vehicles but although unpaved, hilly, and twisty, we have been on worse. Even though the main feature of the area is the 42 mile long lakeshore, there are many inland trails to explore, some leading to the shore, some leading to inland lakes and overlooks. Walking and hiking, we found many beautiful spots. The forests, rocks, waterfalls, and pathways were fun to explore as well as the beaches.
The best way to see the cliffs at Pictured Rocks is from the Lake so we took a boat tour out of Munising to Spray Falls and back. The cliffs are made from sandstone which are naturally a neutral color. However, sandstone is porous, and in this area, the water leaching through the rock is loaded with minerals such as iron, manganese, and copper. The color remains after evaporation and causes the variety of different ‘pictures’ on the rock faces. The rock is soft and so is constantly eroding forming caves and structures at the shore.
Enjoy some close-ups of the rocks and let your imagination find what you will.
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Little Beaver Lake at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore