The sandstone cliffs five miles northeast of Munising Falls  are known as Miners Castle, for the turret-like shape caused by wind and wave erosion. The nine-story-high rock formation is impressive and ranks as one of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s  most popular attractions, despite a 2006 collapse of one of the signature “turrets.”
Boardwalks and steps lead you to two viewing platforms out on the rock, where you can peer down into the gloriously clear waters of Lake Superior. If that entices you to do a little beachcombing and wading, a nearby trail leads down some steps through the pines to inviting Miners Beach.
To reach Miners Castle, follow H-58 east from Munising  to the well-marked turnoff for Miners Castle Road. Before you reach the Miners Castle formation itself, you’ll see another sign on Miners Castle Road directing you to Miners Falls. It’s a one-mile walk to this pleasant cascade, where Miners Creek tumbles 40 feet over a rocky escarpment.