Communities near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are doing their best to deal with a surge of tourists.
Attendance at the park has been rising for five years. Last year, the number of visitors jumped by 37 percent - to more than 720,000 people. That’s caused issues with parking, and a lack of restrooms and hotel rooms.
Munising Mayor Rod DesJardins says the popularity of the park is changing his town.
“We used to be somewhat of a sleepy, backwater town with a modest summer tourist economy," says DesJardins. "Now we are a premier destination in the Midwest.”