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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5275
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Ontonagon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Indianapolis, IN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are three "must see" scenic areas at the Porkies-Lake of the Clouds, the Observation Tower and Presque Isle River. There is a lot of driving to get between places-it's about 32 miles from one end of the park to the other and the roads are narrow and twisting, so allow plenty of time. The views and scenery are just... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wow! Multiple hiking paths with beautiful views. There are multiple trails - there is certain to be multiple trails that are suitable for you.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very pretty. Easy walks to waterfalls and to Lake Superior. Trees are spectacular in the fall. You can drive to most sights. There is a SEVERAL stair climb to an observation tower that gives you several opportunities for great views, if you can manage all the stairs. Especially amazing in the fall when we were there. There a a couple... More

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Kendallville, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm not sure about the end of the world sign we passed along the way, but you do feel on top of the world. Definitely worth the visit. Truly amazingly beautiful.

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Mc Farland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were heading farther north, but I really wanted to see some of the "Porkies." We stopped in first on the lower edge and were able to walk by the river and see 3 different falls/rapids. that was nice (bug spray is mandatory, but with it we had no problems). then we drove over to the summit trail and walked... More

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Katonah, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I very much liked the Escarpment trail with lake in the clouds below Was only there one day, great scenery

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm a Michigan native and have wanted to visit Lake of the Clouds for years. We finally did it and it was so worth it. We would have done some hiking but the mosquitoes were horrible (all over Michigan apparently). We left the park and went to one of the picnic tables lining Lake Superior to eat lunch but had... More

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Howell, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

well worth the trip- Lake in the Clouds, hiking trails of all levels- just pristine and beautiful- the lake is the brightest color and you feel like you are in the clouds

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Mid-Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My son and I hiked the Porkies for two days in June. The first day was a 16 mile killer. The second day we took it easy and only did 3 miles. If you only have a couple of days and are hiking, try the Escarpment Trail and the East-West River Trail. Know that the bugs will be fierce in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a wonderful places to get away we stayed 2 weeks and it wasn't long enough. So much to keep you busy and great hiking trail.

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