MUNISING, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park is anticipating a busy summer with guided tours and backcountry hiking. The park has over 100 miles of hiking trails for people to enjoy, including its Au Sable Light Station tours beginning later in June and canoe trips that the park is hosting every Tuesday, starting in July.
Park Rangers say the guided “Ranger Programs”, especially in the evening, are quite the unique way to view the nation’s first established national lakeshores. “On Saturdays, we’re gonna have a sunset tour of the Au Sable Light Station as well so it’ll be nice to be out there folks will have to call the grand au sable visitors center ahead of time to reserve their spot then they can hike out with a ranger see the sunset at the top of the tower and then hike back with lanterns along the hiking trail,” commented Park Ranger Zachary Gostlin.
The park has three front country camps where people can park their campers but the rangers remind the community that they do not have the usual RV hookups and to bring their own equipment when venturing around the park. “So especially if your somebody that’s a beginner backpacker as long as you plan ahead and prepare you to bring the proper equipment with you, you kind of know where your limits are this is a great place to really try out backcountry camping and backcountry hiking,” continued Ranger Gostlin.
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