MUNISING, Mich. (WWJ) – The Upper Peninsula’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is being immortalized on a U.S. quarter.

The U.S. Mint says the landmark located along Lake Superior was selected as part of its “America the Beautiful” quarters program.

The design for the back of the coin has an image of Chapel Rock, a towering monument-shaped rock on the east side of the park with a full-grown tree on the top.

The coin — number 41 in a series of 56 coins depicting national parks and other national treasures — will debut next February.


Established in 1966 as our first national lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a narrow strip of a park that hugs the Lake Superior coast for more than 40 miles. The shoreline consists of 200-foot-high colorful sandstone cliffs, numerous beaches and 300-foot-tall sand dunes. The shoreline is bordered by hardwood forests with numerous waterfalls, streams and lakes. The park is also home to abundant wildlife including black bears, deer, and porcupine, with bald eagles and peregrine falcons dotting the skies.


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