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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Address: Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone Number: 906-885-5275
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Ontonagon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Seymour, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent two nights over New Years in the Whitetail cabin. What an awesome trip! Even got engaged on New Years eve at midnight standing in the hemlocks on the Dear Yard Trail with snow falling down on us and the winds howling above the trees! It was a trip we will never forget and can't wait to come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

my husband and i camped in presque isle section of the porcupine mountains and loved every minute of it. we pitched our tent and found some awesome trails that led to lake superior only a few feet away. the sunsets here were amazing. the trails, some harder than others were beautifully lined by either woods or waterfalls or lake superior.... More 

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Oxford, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to the park in December so the temps were cold and it was snowing like crazy - exactly what we wanted. It is so beautiful in the winter and quiet. My only complaint and the only reason for the 4 rating is that the website did not say the access to the major scenic points of the park... More 

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Ontonagon, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love this park! Many hikes to choose from, waterfalls, climbs. Nice visitor's center. Love the trails at Presque Isle and the Escarpment Trail!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit the Porcupine Mountains over a weekend in late July, and loved every moment of this trip. You can expect several hiking trails with beautiful scenery, waterfalls, and off-trail rugged campsites. We stayed at Union Bay campsite while visiting (site #29); although it wasn’t backcountry, I loved our location right on Lake Superior. My favorite... More 

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Luck, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Been coming here since I was 16. Love this place! Plenty to see and do! Walk the beach, agate hunt, hike and watch the sun rise and sets!

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Vicksburg, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lake of the Clouds is a must see! You won't regret it. Beautiful scenery. Several trails to hike if interested.

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Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We really enjoyed Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak, and Presque Isle falls area. It was so beautiful with all of the fall colors. It was well worth the trip to see them.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were on a tight schedule but wanted to see some of Porcupine Mountains. We headed right to the Lake in the Clouds and what a great stop to make. The views were amazing. There was a $9/ day pass charge. Wish we had more time to explore more of the area.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Porcupine Wilderness area in upper Michigan is a wonderful place to visit probably anytime of year. I highly recommend the last week of September. The Autumn colors were so rich and stimulating. There are three sites I would not miss. 1) Lake of the Clouds overlook. 2) Presque Isle River area and falls. 3) Summit Peak All three are... More 

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