About Munising

Located on the shore of Lake Superior, surrounded by protective hillsides and picturesque Munising Bay, Munising is unique. A scenic treasure-trove, the Munising area boasts the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, Grand Island Recreation Area, numerous waterfalls, and a host of other natural wonders, all in close proximity.

Munising invites you to discover its endless recreational opportunities and to fully enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer: biking, hiking, boating, ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling are just a sampling. No matter what the season – spring, summer, winter or fall – Munising has it all.

The largest city in Alger County, Munising is the county seat. It supports several community service organizations, civic organizations and an active local government. New businesses are welcomed and supported by a strong network of business professionals.

The people are by far Munising’s greatest asset, and we welcome you to meet our warm and friendly town.


Munising Facts

  • County: Alger
  • Coordinates: 46°24'38"N 86°38'51"W
  • Total Area: 9.1 sq. mi.
  • Population: 2,539 (2000 census)
  • Median income per household: $33,899
  • Median income per family: $46,133