Our home for the Michigan Ice Festival has always been Munising, a quaint town nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior. The town features several unique shops offering climbers and their families a taste of good ole middle America. Lots of businesses are strong supporters of our event, so after your climb stop in and say hello and thank them for helping to make Munising and the Ice Fest so special!
Munising Visitors Bureau
Munising is located in Alger Country, one of the most scenic areas in Michigan. Our area offers unique attractions year-round. Spring and summer activities include camping, backpacking, golf, boating, sandy beaches, and inland lake activities. Attractions abound in the UP, with Pictured Rocks, Horseshoe Falls, Hiawatha National Forest, and many more! In the fall you can enjoy the spectacular view while Michigan’s forests turn colors; millions of bright red, orange, and yellow leaves will take your breath away. In the winter enjoy snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skiing. We invite you to join us in the middle of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for a fun, friendly, good time. Looking for information on the area? This is your spot to find it!
Other activities to enjoy while you’re in town Nordic Skiing Valley Spur, a favorite Alger County destination is located on M-94 approximately 5 miles from
Munising in the Hiawatha National Forest. The 45 km cross country ski trail system is groomed daily or as the need arises from December through March so that the trails are always ready. All trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing.
Snowshoeing Winter at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore brings solitude and beauty to the north woods. The benefits of snowshoeing are many, including the opportunity to see nature in a relatively deserted environment. With dozens of waterfalls and towering cliffs, Pictured Rocks is a snowshoer’s paradise.
Gallery Coffee Company
When you pull into Munising this winter don’t be surprised if you smell the sweet smell of of fresh coffee brewing! The Gallery Coffee company,conveniently located near Down Wind Sports, is a full renovation of 8000 square feet of amazing commercial space in downtown Munising, re-imagined as a large format photo gallery, music venue and local roasting cafe. Restored original hardwood floors, restored original tin ceilings – and new, modern touches. The Coffee/Photo gallery will be featuring well known photographers from across the Great Lakes region as well as the Michigan Ice Fest visiting artist.
Family and community are an essential part of life in munising & at “Taco Primo”. We are proud of the diversity of our staff and the depth of experiences and perspectives each person brings to Taco Primo. Our goal is to accommodate every guest by offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free “Authentic Mexican” food choices. We also offer “Rez-Mex” Middle Eastern and American Mexican menu items. You must try our homemade “FRIED ICE CREAM” and our homemade “BREAKFAST BURRITOS”!!! We have Mexican soda and we offer a “little AMIGOS” menu to!!! We pride ourselves on our fast friendly service. Open 11am-7pm during Ice Fest!
A name that pays tribute to a close friendship between Tom & Stephen Tracey- “Tracey’s” focuses on local farm-to-table ingredients. Our service and presentation-to-table are very well executed. We look forward to serving you at this ‘unique’ fine dining establishment!
It is a chef hand-crafted quick casual restaurant in Munising MI serving burgers and fresh whitefish and is one of our go to post climbing spots!
The Falling Rock Cafe
The Falling Rock Cafe is a locally owned cafe with over 30,000 new and used books in house. There is free Wi-Fi Internet in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere complete with homemade food and the best dang coffee in town! Be sure to check in with the cafe as they occasionally have live music.
East Channel Brewing Company
East Channel Brewing Company was founded in 2016. We aim to provide tasty brews and a friendly atmosphere. So if you’re in town checking out all Munising has to offer, stop in for a pint and some good company. We’ll be happy to have ya. Cheers!
Shooters Brew Pub
Located in the heart of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Shooters Firehouse Brewpub, they offer a great selection of beers.
Please patronize and thank these local food establishments that have been most generous in sponsorship of our Ice Fest enabling us to provide the best Ice Fest ever!