Established as the first National Lakeshore in 1966, the beautiful Lake Superior coast at Pictured Rocks was adopted by the National Park System as an answer to increased private ownership of the Great Lakes coastlines.
Though the Lakeshore is home to sand dunes, forests, wetlands, and sandy beaches, it is best known for its steep sandstone cliffs and unique rock formations. The harsh wind, rain, and freeze/thaw cycles on Lake Superior are responsible for forming these dramatic landscapes are still at work: parts of some of the Lakeshore’s most iconic landforms have lost pieces in recent years.
This eScapes video features Miner’s Castle, a major landmark at Pictured rocks. These seaside formations can be seen from land or by sea– boat tours and kayak excursions are common in the area.
Alexander Zonjic has performed on stages around the world as a solo performer, with his own group, and as part of jazz great Bob James’ band. An accomplished jazz flutist, Zonjic has performed worldwide and at major classical and jazz festivals throughout North America, including critically acclaimed appearances at Carnegie Hall and New York’s Apollo Theater. Alexander Zonjic can also be heard as a daytime host on the eScapes Television Network.