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Beautiful View

Visited the park for a photo shoot for Dance Across the USA. Warning: there's no cell service in... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Shannon B
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Piece of history

In my opinion, if you are visiting the area, it is silly to miss this natural beauty. The "log... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Appleton, Wisconsin
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31 Mar 2017
“very nice view of lake superior”
Grand Marais, MI
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the park for a photo shoot for Dance Across the USA. Warning: there's no cell service in this whole area. While it's so beautiful I was surprised following directions and then they just went away. I had no service I couldn't even make a...More

1  Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, if you are visiting the area, it is silly to miss this natural beauty. The "log slide" itself is long gone; decayed into history, but the STEEP sand hill is worth seeing. Read the info boards to learn about the deadly job...More

Thank Vickys-Guy
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Add it to the bucket list, carefully descending the slide and climbing (hands and knees) back up. Please, please do not attempt this unless you are somewhat physically fit. It is extremely challenging and be sure to read the sign at the top of the...More

Thank cindyl246
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This was another highlight on our trip. You have a great view to the east and the west of the shoreline. The dunes to the east and Au Sable lighthouse to the west. There is also a huge dune to run down but beware and...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this overlook on a rainy day. The dunes and the view were still awesome. Very representative of the areas shoreline.

Thank lyle7692
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We brought our two children (ages 9 and 7) to check this out. It was a short walk from the parking lot and there was a nice overlook where we could take in the view and get some pictures. No matter what you see on...More

1  Thank rgilpin99
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Unique place with lots of history. The old logging wagon was fascinating. Beautiful views. Don't plan on walking to lake shore unless you are in great shape. It's a 500' drop to lake. Easy down, but intensely physical getting back up.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Short hike to lookout. Didn't go down the 500' or so drop(not in good enough shape). Was a fun place to see.

Thank pattinog1
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice view of grand marais dunes. This place is accesible for wheelchairs upon the vista point. The duneclimb however is really hard. Going down takes you 10 minutes, but going up takes 2 hours because it is so steep.

1  Thank sven2912
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

These dunes are massive! Had the opportunity to view the entire dune shoreline by boat on a recent transit from Grand Marais to Munising. In most areas the face of the dunes facing the lake are a very steep incline making viewing from the water...More

Thank BC W
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Rohan P
Hi Planning to book BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, some reviewers say that the resort DOES NOT have a beach are, is this true or has this changed? THanks
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