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Munising Magic: Unveiling Local Treasures While Shopping in Michigan’s U.P.

Nestled in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Munising stands as a gateway to the pristine beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Beyond its breathtaking landscapes, Munising boasts a unique local shopping scene that mirrors the town’s welcoming spirit and the rugged charm of the surrounding wilderness. Embark on a journey through Munising’s quaint streets to uncover the local treasures that make shopping in this U.P. gem a memorable experience.

UP-Scale Art
109 W. Superior St.
Begin your shopping adventure at UP-Scale Art, a gallery that celebrates the creativity of local artisans. Located in the heart of Munising, this space showcases an array of handmade crafts, paintings, and unique gifts crafted by talented U.P. artists. From woodwork inspired by the surrounding forests to jewelry reflecting the hues of Lake Superior, UP-Scale Art is a treasure trove of pieces that capture the essence of Munising’s natural beauty.

Muldoons Pasties
1246 M-28
No visit to Munising is complete without savoring the iconic pasty (pronounced pass-tee), a culinary tradition deeply-rooted in U.P. heritage. Muldoons Pasties has been serving up these delectable hand-held pies for decades, making it the go-to spot for a taste of authentic U.P. flavor. Take home a box of pasties to share with friends or enjoy a warm, hearty meal after a day of exploring Munising’s natural wonders.

Falling Rock Cafe
104 E. Munising Ave.
A locally owned coffee shop and café conveniently located in downtown Munising, Falling Rock Cafe is a perfect location for both travelers and residents. Custom roasted coffee and gourmet tea is served alongside Jilbert’s Dairy ice cream, and homemade food with vegan and gluten-free options. From the local artist exhibits, live music and events that inspire us, to the thousands of hand-selected books among the shelves, the Falling Rock Café is much more than the comfy atmosphere, the delicious food, and the custom roasted coffee they serve.

Down Wind Sports
114 Elm Ave.
In 2018, Down Wind Sports opened a third location in downtown Munising. The store offers a convenient spot to pick up gear before heading out to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This location is also home to the Michigan Ice Fest Guide Service offering guided ice climbing trips to Pictured Rocks and Grand Island.

Downtown Munising is worth the trip, no matter the season. Visit today and experience this Upper Peninsula gem for yourself!

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