Mackinaw City Vacation: Part III - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Miner's Castle
We went camping in Mackinaw City over the week of the Fourth of July. This is the third of four posts about
our trip.

The first post was a review, with video, of our campground, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.

The second post was another video, this one of our day trip to Mackinac Island.

For this post I've put together a video of our day trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Lovers' Leap
I have lived in Michigan my entire life - I even lived in the Keweenaw Peninsula at one time - and had never before seen Pictured Rocks. I never knew what I
was missing, but I sure do now!

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful sights of nature you'll ever see. For 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rocks is a stunning display of sandstone cliffs with fascinating, sometimes eerie, formations. And with names like Battleship Row, Big Portal, Indianhead, Miner's Castle and Chapel Rock, some of these formations have become legendary.
Chapel Rock

Along the face of these cliffs, various minerals have painted the rocks with a natural hue of reds, auburns, coppers, browns, khakis and whites. There's even some greens and purples thrown in every now and then.

It was three-hour boat tour (where's Gilligan?), but the scenery made the time go quickly.

Enough of me gabbing. Watch the video and see for yourself.

(By the way: In the video I mistakenly identify Lovers' Leap as Little Portal.)