Perhaps one of the most iconic photos you'll see of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a kayaker paddling through the emerald waters with stunning sandstone cliffs in the backdrop. Pictured Rocks boasts plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, from Lake Superior to inland lakes and streams.
The inland lakes easily accessible by vehicle are Grand Sable Lake, Little Beaver Lake, and Beaver Lake. If you're looking to escape the crowds and don't mind carrying your canoe or kayak, you can also head to Miners Lake, Chapel Lake, and Legion Lake.
If you're planning on going out on the water, make sure you have all the right equipment and are knowledgeable of proper safety procedures. The conditions out on the water can change rapidly, and rescue attempts could take hours if anything happens. Recreational canoes and kayaks can be used on the inland lakes, but only sea kayaks are allowed on Lake Superior. You'll also need to keep an eye out and steer clear of any boat tours that might also be out on the water.