Treasure hunting is real, but it doesn’t involve following the dotted line on a map toward that red “X”; for many, true treasure hunting is simply called “rockhounding,” and at Winter Haven Motel & Pine Stump Junction Rentals, we cater to our customers’ inner pirate.

Whether you’re a veteran or someone who is just getting into rock collecting, the U.P. and Lake Superior area has what you’re looking for. Contact us at 906-658-3314. We’ll help you book a motel room, reserve an outdoor rental, locate a guide, or request a quote.

Rockhounding in Upper Peninsula

What is Rockhounding?

Rockhounding involves the search for and collection of rocks and agates, such as fossilized rocks, minerals, meteorites, crystals, and other naturally organic materials. Generally considered a hobby, many prospectors or rock hounders seek to add some uniqueness and color to their homes, gardens, and workplaces, as well as fulfill their need to discover the unknown. Like opening a gift, finding that perfect rock your collection can be built around is a thing of beauty. Our area has also been rated as having the most beautiful rocks in the world. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get lucky and sift out some gold or silver.

Discover The Most Beautiful Rocks in the World

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Best Rockhounding Locations

For miles along the Upper Peninsula of Michigan you’ll find beaches and valleys standing as natural rock museums primed for the picking. Many expert collectors head to the northern tip of Michigan with safety equipment and rock pick in hand to satiate their desire for that new collector’s item.

Springtime is the prime season for the activity, as the newly melted ice can sometimes shift fossilized rocks and other materials up onto the beach.

Upper Peninsula MI Lake Superior

If you’d like to join the ranks of the elite prospectors when in the U.P., take a look at exploringthenorth.com, or simply call us at 906-658-3314. We’re located near the three major rockhounding trailheads around Lake Superior, meaning an entire weekend of rock collecting can be in your future. While you’re in the area, check out our many rental options.