Photo Gallery Friday: Kayaking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore With Uncle Ducky Outdoors

Photo Gallery Friday: Kayaking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore With Uncle Ducky Outdoors


Photo Gallery Friday is a regular feature on Travel the Mitten that will help showcase photos from places where one post just isn’t enough to show off everything.

Yesterday we shared some of the highlights of our recent kayaking trip through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore with Uncle Ducky Outdoors, and today we’ll be sharing many more photos from that awesome adventure. We had amazing weather and calm waters for our “Taste of the Rocks” 3 hour excursion, and had a great guide named John. Uncle Ducky Outdoors offers a handful of trip options, and there is something for every skill level. Paddles, dry bags, life jackets and spray skirts are provided, and the tandem kayaks make for a perfect trip for couples, parents/children, and all other visitors.

We’d previously viewed the Pictured Rocks cliffs from a Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises tour, and had seen them from a distance from the Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tour trip that departs from Munising. In our many visits we’ve hiked to waterfalls, visited the historic Au Sable Point Light Station while checking out the shallow shipwrecks on the beach nearby, marveled at the Grand Sable Dunes and the Log Slide Overlook, and watched the toll weather has taken on Miners Castle over the past few decades. Seeing Pictured Rocks from the water, however, was the most memorable experience at the lakeshore for us so far. It’s hard to even let these pictures do justice to what it is like to float past the towering sandstone cliffs, or really grasp how big and intimidating Lake Superior can be.

This trip kayaking Pictured Rocks took us from Miners Beach to the north, past sea caves, rockfall, waterfalls (seasonal flow) and the famous cliffs that are up to 200 feet tall and stained orange, red, green, black and white from mineral seepage. We hope you enjoy our photos! To plan your trip, head to