Michigan is blessed with the Great Lakes and all of the gorgeous nature that comes with it. The Pictured Rocks Natural Lakeshore is home to some of the most beautiful spots in the state. Chapel Rock is one of those that you simply have to see.

The trail that takes you to Chapel Rock is a good one for people that want a pretty laidback hike with an awesome destination at the end of it.

The trail is 3.3 miles long and will take you right to the shore

If you park at the end of Chapel Rock Road, you can head right onto the trail and start to enjoy the beautiful nature immediately.

When you're walking towards the gorgeous Lake Superior, you'll also pass by Chapel Falls, which is a breathtaking sight. 

This sight is located in the Upper Peninsula of the state. It's fairly isolated, but it's so worth the trip. 

Your next summer vacation could be defined by a road trip to one of the most stunning spots in Michigan. 

Chapel Rock is just one of the incredible rock formations that line this beach. The rock, like the cliffs on the beach surrounding it, are multicolored because of all of the minerals that make up the rock.

The rock is extremely old and has been turned into this shape by the powerful lakes.

People here love this rock so much that it was even on our 2018 quarter representing Michigan. 

The white pine that grows on top of the rock is estimated to be about 250 years old. 

Something about seeing such lovely natural sights makes everything else melt away. This is a great place to take a moment to be calm and grateful after your hike. 

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Chapel Rock at Pictured Rocks Natural Lakeshore

Price: Free!

Address: You can park here and then head onto the trail.

Why You Need To Go: These views are something you truly cannot miss. When you stand next to the giant cliffs carved out over thousands of years, you won't even believe that you're still in Michigan. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.



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