Munising is located in Michigan’s Alger County nestled between the sparkling Munising Bay and towering hardwood hills of the Upper Peninsula and is one of the most picturesque communities in the Midwest. The town has a population of 2,355 and was established in 1867. Numerous waterfalls, miles of sand dunes and white birch forests provides spectacular scenery. Munising’s scenic location and proximity to 250 inland lakes bring many avid fishermen to the area each year. Scuba divers also return to drive the many old shipwrecks in the Alger County Underwater Preserve in Munising Bay. Munising is the primary launching point for cruises to the 15 (24km) mile long shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.