Amanda

Amanda

Mi

Adventurer. Exploring nature's beauty with my family.

June 22, 2016
Rated 4.0

Kayaking to Turnip rock was a blast. The majority of the trip was smooth sailing, but once we rounded the point and reached the rock the waves really kicked up.

Kayak port Austin staff are wonderful and you can rental single kayaks and SUP's.

You cannot/shouldn't try to canoe or tandem kayak to the rock, as it is very shallow in spots.

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June 22, 2016
Rated 4.0

This is a beautiful park, however it does get crowded on weekends. The trails are moderate. A bit of advice, if you want to see the falls really flowing, the best time to come would be end of April/ early May.

The falls can and will most likely be dried up, come mid summer. Most of them were already just a trickle.

However, the kiddos enjoyed splashing in the water.

The sandstone formations and cliffs are beautiful.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

One of the coolest falls, it is a cave like fall and you can embrace the fall by standing under it. It is very refreshing. This fall is hard to find, but it is worth it once you do. Not many people know about this fall. Here is some info to help you find it. http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/tannery.shtml

Enjoy!

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

The options are endless. You can take a boat cruise, which I would recommend the sunset cruise. The sun beams off of the rocks and it is breath taking. http://www.picturedrocks.com/fares-schedule/

You can also kayak to view the rocks. There are a lot of different places that offer these types of tours. I would go with a guided group as they will provide the proper kayak for lake superior and will not guide you out in dangerous weather. An inland lake kayak is a no go on the might superior.

You can also hike above the pictured rocks, go down tot chapel beach and miners beach and get amazing views. There are many water falls in the area too.

My favorite hidden gem is tannery falls. It is sneaky to get to, but you wont be disappointed.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 4.0

The falls trail hike is absolutely gorgeous, as you hike next to 18 waterfalls. My husband used to camp and hike at this state park as a little boy and wanted to take me to experience it;'s beauty. I would hike this trail again, but maybe in the early fall or early summer when it isn't as busy. As for the campground, its all paved, even the sites. Which for tent camping is a drag. I would not stay at this campground again. Probably one of the worst campgrounds I have been to.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

The lower falls are great in both the summer and fall. Both season's offer there own adventure. The summer, you can hop in a canoe and get a closer look and literally swim in the falls. The fall is beautiful with the foliage. Do yourself a favor and hike on a part of the NCT. and the trail that leads from the lower falls to the upper falls, you wont regret it.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

The upper falls are a must see. My favorite time of the year is the fall, the trees offer an added warmth to the view. I have also been in the summer and it is busy. The best time to go would be during the week early spring or fall. Highly suggest hiking the trail from the upper to lower falls.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is one of my favorite campground's. The sites are big and the views are endless. The beach is nice and sandy and Lake Superior's cool water on a hot summer day is perfectly refreshing. The sunsets are mesmerizing.

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December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

Fun quick little stop. $1.00 charge to climb to the top, but it is worth it. The view is gorgeous.

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