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With 25 miles of Pictured Rocks along it's shoreline and two lighthouses, Grand Island is a designated National Recreation Area and part of the Hiawatha National Forest.  It is one-half mile from the mainland of Munising.  The name Munising is derived from the Ojibwa word “Minnising”, meaning “Place of the Great Island”, referring to Grand Island. 

  • Shoreline boasts areas tallest cliffs

  • Sandstone cliff formations tower at 300 ft

  • Outcrops are 500 million years old

Fast Facts

  • Home to East Channel and North Light lighthouses

  • North Light sits at 800 ft above sea level (highest lighthouse above sea level in the world)

  • 5 1/2 time larger than Mackinac island

  • Largest island on southern shore of Lake Superior

  • 35 miles of shoreline

  • Over 13,600 acres of dense woodland

  • Includes two lakes

Historic Grand Island