Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I have been very fortunate to have visited many parks and places, some of which are world class venues like Yosemite. So when I planned a trip to Pictured Rocks, to be honest I didn't think there was going to be anything that would overly impress me. Well guess what? Like more often than not, I was wrong. Pictured Rocks was gorgeous! They have plenty to do and explore, like hiking through mature hardwoods to remote waterfalls. Exploring sandy beaches, and observing wildlife in and around the lakeshore. The main attraction are the cliffs and rock formations on the lakeshore. It's virtually impossible to navigate the coast by foot therefore some boating is required to see all the cool features. Kayaks and other boats are seen exploring the coast but the easiest and most convenient way is to take a cruise. Pictured Rocks Crusies does a wonderful job getting you up and close. They also explain some of the history and Native American legends. It's really worth the price of admission, and a must to get the full experience. I loved it and I cant wait to go back! The fall colors are gorgeous so I would recommend visiting in the fall or early spring to catch some of the wild flowers.

The image below is one of Miners Castle. Miners Castle is one of the main rock formations of the lakeshore. This image was taken near the designated lookout for Miners Castle which is just several yards from the parking lot.

5D III 16-35mm II at 16mm f16 @.5 sec ISO 640