Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,539. It is the county seat of Alger County. The city is at the northwest corner of Munising Township, but is administratively autonomous.
Munising is located on the southern edge of Munising Bay at 46°24′40″N 86°38′52″W / 46.41111°N 86.64778°W / 46.41111; -86.64778, also known as the South Bay of Grand Island Harbor, across from Grand Island around the mouth of the Anna River. It is the primary embarkation point for cruises to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island National Recreation Area.
The name Munising is derived from the Ojibway language. 'Munissi' means island. 'Munising' means near the island. Grand Island is located one half mile north in Munising Bay.