Spray Falls

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, USA

About Spray Falls


Hiking Distance: tour (front of falls); 8.2 miles round trip
Suggested Time: 3 hours (cruise); 4-5 hours (hike)

Date first visited: 2015-09-30
Date last visited: 2015-09-30

Waterfall Latitude: 46.558
Waterfall Longitude: -86.41058

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Spray Falls was one of the more unique waterfalls that we’ve seen because it was a rare permanent 70ft waterfall that spilled directly into Lake Superior.

Given the ocean-like size of the lake, Spray Falls gave me the kind of vibes that ocean-bound waterfalls like McWay Falls or Alamere Falls among others had done.

Spray_Falls_hike_188_09302015 - Spray Falls diving right into Lake Superior
Spray Falls diving right into Lake Superior

Lake Superior’s shores even exhibited ocean-like behavior such as waves, beaches, “sea” cliffs, and even lake effect weather like “coastal” fog.

Indeed, as you can see in the photo above, seeing Spray Falls felt special, and it seemed symbolic of what waterfalling in the Pictured Rocks National Seashore was all about.

Speaking of the Pictured Rocks, we managed to experience this waterfall both from land as well as from a boat tour.

Both methods yielded very different experiences not just with the waterfall itself, but they also differed in how Pictured Rocks as a whole was experienced as well.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_384_09302015 - The full width of Spray Falls as seen from the popular Pictured Rocks Tour
The full width of Spray Falls as seen from the popular Pictured Rocks Tour

To make a long story short, the Boat Tour represented a typical Pictured Rocks experience that was convenient and had lots of photo ops all packed into a nearly three-hour tour.

On the other hand, experiencing Spray Falls by land required at least an 8-mile round-trip hike, but that yielded a more subtle and tangible experience full of moments of solitude with Nature.

Logistics of Pictured Rocks Cruises

As far as the Pictured Rocks Cruises were concerned, there were two main types – the regular cruise and the Spray Falls cruise.

There was also the Sunset cruise, but that was basically the regular cruise at the end of the day timed for sunset.

We had to make sure that we took the Spray Falls cruise, which was typically 2 hours and 45 minutes (15 minutes longer than the regular cruise which went for 2 hours and 30 minutes).

Munising_028_09292015 - This was the Binsfeld Bayshore Park, which was right across this wide street from the Pictured Rocks Cruises in Munising and it might be a good place to kill time if you're too close to the departure time of your cruise to go hiking while watching for the queue to board
This was the Binsfeld Bayshore Park, which was right across this wide street from the Pictured Rocks Cruises in Munising and it might be a good place to kill time if you’re too close to the departure time of your cruise to go hiking while watching for the queue to board

Given that these cruises were the most convenient way to experience the Pictured Rocks, they easily sold out so we had to book our tickets in advance.

In our experience, we bought them in person the day before our cruise, but apparently it’s possible that they might sell-out to the extent that you’d have to buy them online even further in advance.

As of late September 2015, we paid $75 total as it was $37 per adult and $1 for our daughter since she was less than 6 years old.

During the peak Summer months, cruises would leave every hour from 10am with the last cruise around 7pm or later.

The Spray Falls cruises started at 4pm and the last tour would either be 5pm and/or 6pm.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_009_09302015 - Looking at the boats that are used for the Pictured Rocks Tour
Looking at the boats that are used for the Pictured Rocks Tour

Since our visit was during the shoulder season of Autumn in late September/early October, cruises left every two hours from 10am with the last tour at 5:15pm.

The Spray Falls cruises left at either 2pm or 4pm when we did it.

Pamphlets containing a table of the full departure schedule were readily available at the boat dock in Munising as well as some accommodations (the Holiday Inn Express that we stayed at had some available).

Of course, for trip planning purposes, the Pictured Rocks Cruises website also has up-to-date schedules and fares.

In addition to prices and tour times, another thing worth considering about the Pictured Rocks Cruises was the uncertainty of weather cancellations.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_004_09302015 - Looking along the dock at the huge queue that had formed 45 minutes before our departure time for the Spray Falls Cruise
Looking along the dock at the huge queue that had formed 45 minutes before our departure time for the Spray Falls Cruise

This happened to us as a result of high winds, which forced us to do the tour the following day (thereby causing turmoil in our itinerary since we weren’t staying nearby for a second night).

Generally winds tend to pick up later in the day so it was a real roll of the dice whether us waiting the following day would pan out.

Finally, if the cruise does move forward, in order to get choice seating, it was pretty much first-come first-serve.

Therefore, we had to show up early in order to improve our odds of getting a decent seat, but there was already a giant line 45 minutes before our cruise departure time.

Pictured Rocks Cruise with Spray Falls (Difficulty: 1)

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_152_09302015 - Looking towards kayakers getting close to some of the namesake Pictured Rocks seen along the Pictured Rocks Cruise en route to Spray Falls
Looking towards kayakers getting close to some of the namesake Pictured Rocks seen along the Pictured Rocks Cruise en route to Spray Falls

Once the boat cruise took off from the dock, it took a good 30 minutes or so to zoom along the lake from Munising towards the start of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

When the PA announcer told us that we were free to move in the aft deck (the back of the boat), I used this time to make my way to the back of the boat on the right side.

After all, that was the side that I could face the Pictured Rocks cliffs on the way there (the left side would face the cliffs on the way back).

It was also the time when most people were scattered about the boat since the sightseeing was light during this time, but I knew it would get crowded once the main sights of the Pictured Rocks started to show up.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_235_09302015 - The Lover's Leap arch looking against the early afternoon sun as the boat went past it; this was one of a handful of 'sea' arches seen during the Pictured Rocks Cruise
The Lover’s Leap arch looking against the early afternoon sun as the boat went past it; this was one of a handful of ‘sea’ arches seen during the Pictured Rocks Cruise

Along the way, we saw some exclusive Summer homes on both Grand Island and on the more remote shores of Michigan’s UP.

Once we got to the Pictured Rocks (especially around Miner’s Castle and beyond), that was when the aft deck got really crowded (so it was good I got there early, but now I could hardly move).

In any case, from a photo standpoint, this was where the hit parade occurred as there were small sea caves, impressive natural arches, colorful streaks on the shapely and sloping cliffs, impressive rock formations, and beaches along the way.

The quickness of the DSLR camera to snap photos was useful as the rocking motion of the boat conspired to make photos blurry.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_299_09302015 - Looking towards the remnants of a giant arch known as the Grand Portal Arch that was so big that sightseeing boats along the Pictured Rocks would go through it, but it collapsed in 1900
Looking towards the remnants of a giant arch known as the Grand Portal Arch that was so big that sightseeing boats along the Pictured Rocks would go through it, but it collapsed in 1900

Once we got past Chapel Rock, the boat then went the extra mile to Spray Falls.

Right at the falls, the boat turned around and that was when my position at the rear right corner of the aft deck was no longer advantageous.

Since the left side of the aft deck was full, I pretty much retreated to my seat and tried to take what photos I could from there.

That said, you can imagine how tricky it would be to do this when you’re seated in the middle and not the edge of the boat.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_393_09302015 - Context of another Pictured Rock cruise boat turning around before Spray Falls. Notice how it's tilted to the right because everyone is crowded on that side
Context of another Pictured Rock cruise boat turning around before Spray Falls. Notice how it’s tilted to the right because everyone is crowded on that side

If you were seated inside the heated cabin like Julie and Tahia were, taking photos through the window would be difficult at best, especially with all the people in front to contend with.

Hiking to Spray Falls (Difficulty: 4)

There were a couple of hiking options to go about the land-based self-tour of Spray Falls.

One started from the end of Chapel Road, which was also near both Mosquito Falls and Chapel Falls.

The other was from the Little Beaver Lake Trailhead, which I wound up doing because it was the shortest hike to Spray Falls from there.

Spray_Falls_hike_013_09302015 - During the early parts of the Spray Falls hike, the White Pine Trail passed by some interesting formations with alcoves like this one
During the early parts of the Spray Falls hike, the White Pine Trail passed by some interesting formations with alcoves like this one

It was still 4.1 miles each way (or 8.2 miles round trip) from the Little Beaver Lake Trailhead.

However, in hindsight, I wondered if the price of hiking the extra couple of miles or so would have been worth it to experience the other waterfalls along the way from the Chapel Road Trailhead.

Nevertheless, from the trailhead parking near Little Beaver Lake (see directions below), I followed the White Pine Trail for the first 1.5 miles.

The trail was fairly straightforward to follow with a few bridges and boardwalks over the marshiest spots.

Spray_Falls_hike_018_09302015 - Partial view of the scenic Little Beaver Lake in the early morning hours during my Spray Falls hike
Partial view of the scenic Little Beaver Lake in the early morning hours during my Spray Falls hike

For practically the entire time, the trail was surrounded by trees while passing by some interesting rock formations (some with tiny caves).

At about 0.1-mile from the North County Trail (which skirted Lake Superior), there was another spur trail on the right leading to Beaver Lake.

I didn’t make it all the way to the lake on that detour, but I did explore enough of it to get a nice reflective shot of a calm section of Little Beaver Lake before resuming the Spray Falls hike.

Once I got to the well-signed North County Trail (noting the signs as they were important to remember following the White Pine Trail on the way back), I then hiked the remaining 2.6 miles to Spray Falls.

Spray_Falls_hike_230_09302015 - One of the attractive beaches on Lake Superior's shorelines accessible from the North County Trail along the out-and-back hike to Spray Falls
One of the attractive beaches on Lake Superior’s shorelines accessible from the North County Trail along the out-and-back hike to Spray Falls

This section of the hike pretty much skirted along the shores of Lake Superior.

There were some sandy spur trails leading down to the beaches in the more flatter parts of the lakeshore.

However, most of this trail was skirting along cliffs with some limited dropoff exposure.

That said, some sections of the trail afforded me short detours to bluffs that yielded some of the more satisfying views of the lakeshore.

Spray_Falls_hike_206_09302015 - Looking back along the cliffs that the North County Trail skirted above on the way to Spray Falls
Looking back along the cliffs that the North County Trail skirted above on the way to Spray Falls

On the inland side of the trail, there were other spur paths leading to the Cover’s Campground and group sites.

Continuing on the mostly-level North County Trail, I did encounter a couple of undulating spots involving some very steep steps and slopes to get around some rocky alcoves and bluffs along the way.

Nevertheless, this part of the hike represented some of the most peaceful moments of our entire Great Lakes trip.

I could easily see why people would want to go on a much longer trek involving overnight backpacking along this trail.

Spray_Falls_hike_082_09302015 - Context of the North County Trail and some of the dropoffs overhanging the shores of Lake Superior
Context of the North County Trail and some of the dropoffs overhanging the shores of Lake Superior

In fact, I didn’t see another person until I was returning to the trailhead from Spray Falls.

And I only saw one other person after that at the White Pine Trail on the return.

Anyways, there was a signpost marking “Spray Falls”, which led me on a short spur to a precarious overhanging bluff with a distant view of Spray Falls as I peered towards the southwest direction.

There was definitely dropoff exposure at the edges of this bluff.

Spray_Falls_hike_122_09302015 - Full context of Spray Falls and its distance from the signposted lookout spot
Full context of Spray Falls and its distance from the signposted lookout spot

Moreover, given the tendency of the shoreline to erode and fall into the lake (the same forces that caused the Pictured Rocks as well as all the arches and caves), I was keenly aware of how dangerous it would be to linger at the edges.

Nevertheless, I knew that this was the best view I could get of the waterfall from land so this marked my turnaround point.

The North County Trail actually kept going along the lakeshore towards Spray Creek and beyond, but I knew from my pre-trip research that I wouldn’t be able to see Spray Falls without doing some very daring and dangerous scramble.

When I returned to the car, I wound up spending about 3 hours and 10 minutes on this excursion.

Spray_Falls_hike_115_09302015 - Looking back along more of the scenic cliffs of the Pictured Rocks around the vicinity of Spray Falls
Looking back along more of the scenic cliffs of the Pictured Rocks around the vicinity of Spray Falls

However, since I couldn’t keep Julie and Tahia waiting back at Munising, I admittedly had to do a little trail running as I had mistakenly thought that this hike was around 5 miles round-trip.

Therefore, on a more relaxed pace, this out-and-back hike can easily take around 4 to 5 hours.

Authorities

Spray Falls resides in the Pictured Rocks National Seashore near Munising in Alger County, Michigan. It is administered by the National Park Service. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.

For fares and boat tour times, see the Pictured Rocks Cruises website.

Spray_Falls_hike_004_09302015 - This sign at the trailhead gave me a dose of reality as I realized right then and there that my Spray Falls hike was 60% longer than I had anticipated (from 5 miles to 8 miles)
Spray_Falls_hike_007_09302015 - Boardwalk skirting a tranquil creek on the White Pine Trail in the early part of the Spray Falls hike
Spray_Falls_hike_025_09302015 - This was the trail junction between the White Pine Trail and North County Trail en route to Spray Falls. These signs were useful on the return hike, which told me when I should turn inland again
Spray_Falls_hike_209_09302015 - The Spray Falls trail became very sandy around the junction of the North County Trail and White Pine Trail. It was almost as if I was close to a beach
Spray_Falls_hike_027_09302015 - Most of the 2.6-mile stretch along the North County Trail to Spray Falls was flanked by dense foliage with limited views towards the vast Lake Superior
Spray_Falls_hike_033_09302015 - Looking towards one end of the first beach that I encountered along the Spray Falls hike near the North County Trail and White Pine Trail junction
Spray_Falls_hike_034_09302015 - On the way to Spray Falls, I took a short detour to check out the beach before the sun breached the horizon
Spray_Falls_hike_045_09302015 - This interesting beach and alcove was one of the more rugged formations that I got to see without having to go in the water on a boat cruise. However, this was also one of the steeper parts of the trail along the way to Spray Falls hike, where stairs allowed me to go up and over this bluff
Spray_Falls_hike_052_09302015 - This was one of the spots along the North County Trail en route to Spray Falls where there was dropoff exposure as some trees were even growing sideways on the slope
Spray_Falls_hike_058_09302015 - Looking back along the Lake Superior coastline as the sun was starting to come up over the trees on the morning of my Spray Falls hike
Spray_Falls_hike_059_09302015 - Looking forward as the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks could be seen in the distance along the Spray Falls hike on the North County Trail
Spray_Falls_hike_060_09302015 - To illustrate the constant erosion that takes place along the North County Trail en route to Spray Falls, this part of the trail was eroding into Lake Superior
Spray_Falls_hike_069_09302015 - Looking back towards some overhanging cliffs beneath the North County Trail as I took a quite breather during the long Spray Falls hike
Spray_Falls_hike_086_09302015 - This opening in the North County Trail en route to Spray Falls revealed just how vertical the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore were
Spray_Falls_hike_090_09302015 - This was the context of the outcrop representing the lookout for Spray Falls, which you might notice in the topleft part of this photo
Spray_Falls_hike_092_09302015 - Zoomed in look at the Spray Falls from the outcrop with a decent view of it
Spray_Falls_hike_096_09302015 - Context looking right along the cliffs towards Spray Falls
Spray_Falls_hike_103_09302015 - Focused and colorful look at Spray Falls as the sun's rays were starting to penetrate the landscape
Spray_Falls_hike_104_09302015 - The crumbled rocks are another indication of how much erosion that happens on the Lake Superior shoreline around Spray Falls
Spray_Falls_hike_118_09302015 - Looking back in the other direction from the Spray Falls view on that precarious outcrop
Spray_Falls_hike_137_09302015 - My attempt at a long exposure shot of the Spray Falls given the somewhat calm conditions on the morning of my long hike
Spray_Falls_hike_192_09302015 - Last look at the Spray Falls in context before I headed back along the North County Trail to return to the trailhead
Spray_Falls_hike_202_09302015 - Hiking back along the North County Trail, which kind of reminded me of a tamer version of the Kalalau Trail in Kaua'i sometimes
Spray_Falls_hike_238_09302015 - This was one of the access paths to the beaches along Lake Superior.  I believe this beach was called Twelvemile Beach
Spray_Falls_hike_216_09302015 - Looking east along Twelve-mile Beach, which was that beach that was close to the junction of White Pine Trail and North County Trail
Spray_Falls_hike_230_09302015 - Broad look in the other direction towards the rest of the pretty nice Twelve-mile Beach by the junction of White Pine Trail and North County Trail
Spray_Falls_hike_246_09302015 - Going back beneath these overhanging alcoves on the White Pine Trail en route to the Spray Falls trailhead on the return hike
Spray_Falls_hike_248_09302015 - Going back along the boardwalk paralleling a stream that I believe feeds into Little Beaver Lake during the return hike from Spray Falls
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_018_09302015 - Looking towards some homes right by Lake Superior early on in the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_045_09302015 - This school-looking building was actually the historical Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse seen in the early part of our Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_055_09302015 - As we got closer to the Pictured Rocks, we started to notice caves and alcoves like these
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_065_09302015 - Starting to get close to the Pictured Rocks and the hit parade part of the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_076_09302015 - I noticed some streaks on the Pictured Rocks, which made me wonder if these would become waterfalls under wetter conditions
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_083_09302015 - Now we were starting to see the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks and we were well into what I was calling the 'hit parade' since it was like one photo op after another
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_092_09302015 - More straight-on look at some of the picturesque and colorful parts of the Pictured Rocks during the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_108_09302015 - Approaching the outcrop known as Miners Castle on the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_116_09302015 - More direct look at the Miner's Castle part of Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_121_09302015 - Looking broadly back at the Miner's Castle further along the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_150_09302015 - This sloping cliff in the heart of the Pictured Rocks was where I believe the seasonal Bridal Veil Falls was supposed to be, but you can see that it wasn't flowing during our Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_155_09302015 - This long streak of red and orange cliffs was one of the more impressive parts of the Pictured Rocks
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_159_09302015 - Another look at kayakers in front of one of the more dramatic parts of the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_161_09302015 - Looking towards more of the dramatic cliffs of the Pictured Rocks seen in the 'hit parade' part of the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_164_09302015 - Another impressive part of the Pictured Rocks showing just how sheer and colorful these cliffs were
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_174_09302015 - This part of the Pictured Rocks looked like it underwent a big rockfall
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_188_09302015 - Further along the Pictured Rocks Cruise, I noticed more giant boulders that looked like they may have chunked off of the vertical cliffs along Lake Superior
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_204_09302015 - Checking out a series of little alcoves cutting into the bases of the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks, which kind of hint at some of the erosion action while yielding tiny natural arches in them
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_214_09302015 - Looking ahead at what I believe was called the Lover's Leap Arch deep into the Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_485_09302015 - This impressive natural arch was the Lover's Leap, which was one of several arches seen along the Pictured Rocks
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_251_09302015 - More jumbled patterns and fallen rocks lining the Pictured Rocks with some fall colors showing on the tree-lined rim
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_253_09302015 - This giant and dark alcove further illustrated how much cliffs can calf off at any given moment, which further highlighted the instability of the cliff edges at the Pictured Rocks
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_287_09302015 - Starting to look through the Grand Portal Arch, which was a collapsed arch that boats used to go through
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_318_09302015 - Looking back at the remnants of the massive Grand Portal Arch, which was still showing evidence of collapsing
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_325_09302015 - These shapely and potholed cliffs were seen between the Grand Portal Arch and Chapel Beach
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_332_09302015 - This was the last tier of Chapel Falls. Note the bridge above it, which was part of the North County Trail
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_336_09302015 - The shapely Chapel Rock, which itself was the remnants of a much larger arch that collapsed
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_341_09302015 - Looking towards more dramatic Pictured Rocks underneath some trees exhibiting the start of some Fall colors
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_350_09302015 - Finally starting to see Spray Falls as we went beyond Chapel Rock
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_374_09302015 - Approaching the impressive Spray Falls by boat
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_381_09302015 - Getting closer to the Spray Falls as seen from the Pictured Rocks Spray Falls Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_451_09302015 - After checking out the Spray Falls, we then started to head back to Munising where we could get one more go at trying to capture the beauty of the Pictured Rocks
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_516_09302015 - On the way back to Munising, we managed to get a second look at the Pictured Rocks from the other side of the boat. Note how the lighting improved the later in the afternoon it became, which confirmed my suspicion that the lighting improves the later in the day you do the cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_518_09302015 - Another look back at the particularly interesting part of the Pictured Rocks Cruise on the return to Munising
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_521_09302015 - This was one of the last of the attractive part of the Pictured Rocks before returning to the docks at Munising
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_533_09302015 - Looking back at some overlook atop these cliffs of the early part of the Pictured Rocks as seen near the end of our Pictured Rocks Cruise
Pictured_Rocks_cruise_548_09302015 - Closer look at the interesting Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse on the return part of the Pictured Rocks Cruise en route to Munising

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To do the Spray Falls (or any Pictured Rocks) cruise, all you have to do is to show up at the dock near the main part of Munising.

This dock was at the end of Elm Ave less than 0.1 mile towards Lake Superior from the corner of West Munising Ave and Elm Ave in the center of town.

The ticket office and parking lot was on the left at City Park Dr.

Pictured_Rocks_cruise_001_09302015 - Julie and Tahia walking from the Pictured Rocks Cruises parking lot towards the dock, but note the size of the line waiting to get on the afternoon tour!
Julie and Tahia walking from the Pictured Rocks Cruises parking lot towards the dock, but note the size of the line waiting to get on the afternoon tour!

To reach the trailhead for the Spray Falls hike starting at the Little Beaver Lake Campground, I first had to drive on the H-58, which began east of Cedar St (M-28) on E Munising Ave.

From there, I drove 19 miles east on the H-58 until reaching the signposted Little Beaver Lake Road.

Turning left onto the unpaved road, I then made another left after 500ft to continue on the Little Beaver Lake Road.

The remainder of the 3-mile road was fairly narrow with a smattering of ruts and potholes.

It would probably be a non-trivial drive for long vehicles like RVs or big trucks given their width in addition to their length, but for our passenger car, it wasn’t too bad.

I just had to take my time given the blind turns and the dips or holes along the way.

Spray_Falls_hike_001_09302015 - The trailhead parking at Little Beaver Lake Campground, which was where I started the out-and-back hike to Spray Falls
The trailhead parking at Little Beaver Lake Campground, which was where I started the out-and-back hike to Spray Falls

Overall, this drive was about 22 miles from Munising, but it took me 40 minutes.

I can’t say anything about the Chappel Road Trailhead, but if we’re fortunate to return to this beautiful part of Michigan, for sure I’d give this hike a try.

For reference, the town of Munising was about 100 miles (2 hours) west of Paradise, Michigan, and 44 miles (under 1 hour) east of Marquette, Michigan.

Marquette was 146 miles (under 3 hours drive) east of Ironwood, 168 miles (over 3 hours drive) northwest of Mackinaw City, 392 miles (over 6.5 hours drive) northeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 382 miles (over 6 hours drive) north of Chicago, Illinois (via Green Bay, Wisconsin), and 455 miles (7 hours drive) northwest of Detroit, Michigan.

Movie showing the path to the distant lookout for Spray Falls as well as trying to show the Pictured Rocks cliffs of the immediate area as well as the context of the precarious lookout itself


movie showing the front of the falls as the boat slowly passes before it

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