Find Gold at Mosquito Beach, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

This rugged landscape is better than any treasure.

Mosquito Beach, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

You won’t get rich going to the end of a rainbow, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find treasure. Like when it leads you to Mosquito Beach, a piece of rugged Michigan shoreline on Lake Superior. It’s accessible via the North Country Trail (near mile 12 from Munising Falls) or the 10-mile Chapel Loop (near mile 3), but no matter how you get there, plan to linger, says photographer Steve Perry. Spend the night (permit required; $5/person per night), and don’t miss the .9-mile spur to Mosquito Falls, which river otters and beavers frequent. Backpacker

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