Northern Michigan’s Ice Caves

While not a true cave, water continuously drips over this ledge and thickens throughout the winter to form a wall of ice you can walk behind.

Venturing North from Chicago this past holiday weekend, I hiked to the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Caves are located in the town of Eben outside of Munising.

We went on Christmas Day and found the ice to be forming but not as thick as usual by this time of year. These icicles will continue to form into a nearly solid wall that you can walk behind. While called “caves”, the depth of the rock wall behind the ice isn’t deeper than what you can see in the photos. To see the rest of my ice cave photos, visit the Wicker Rooftop Facebook page. Notice all the color variations in the ice as well as photos of mosses thriving in the cave under the ice.

Directions to the Caves

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One response to “Northern Michigan’s Ice Caves

  1. Those Ice Caves look so familiar. We have so many cliffs and caves in my area and in the winter they all are full of ice like that one. I think they are beautiful.
    Happy New Year.

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