Cliff over Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park
Great Escapes

Explore Michigan's National Parks

A grand adventure awaits.

The National Park Service oversees seven sites in Michigan, and endless adventures are waiting to be discovered at all of them. Hike remote, backcountry trails, kayak along stunning sandstone cliffs, explore unique culture, and more in Michigan’s national park sites.
If you’re looking for a wilderness escape, take a seaplane or ferry to Michigan’s only national park, Isle Royale. One of the nation’s least-visited national parks, it’s known for its iconic moose population and pristine, remote trails in the far reaches of Lake Superior.

For panoramic views of Michigan’s natural landscape, visit our two national lakeshores: Sleeping Bear Dunes where you can find breathtaking freshwater sand dunes and Pictured Rocks where stunning, multicolored sandstone cliffs tower over Lake Superior. 
Explore Michigan’s rich culture at three more national park sites, from the history of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula to Metro Detroit’s automotive heritage. You can also hike along the North Country Scenic Trail. This trail system spans eight U.S. states and Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas are home to the most miles of trail of any state, totaling nearly 1,150 miles.
 
Explore all of Michigan’s national park sites below to start planning an unforgettable adventure. 
Isle Royale National Park Experience
Isle Royale National Park is where adventurers will find a unique and remote wilderness experience. Join a group of three friends as they backpack their way across the island's scenic and rustic trails.
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Coastline of Isle Royal National Park
Here’s a list of Michigan's seven national treasures, including all sites affiliated with or managed by the National Park Service.
Chapel Rock on Lake Superior during fall
Known for its abundance of autumnal colors, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is unique not only for its rock formations and shoreline but also for its hiking trails and waterfalls.
Scenic lookout at Sleeping Bear Dunes
From scenic hikes to stargazing, here are our suggestions of things to do during your trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.