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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5275
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Ranked #2 of 14 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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Minneapolis, MN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

For anyone traveling through the Upper Peninsula, the Porcupine Mountains are well worth a stop. A helpful park employee pointed us toward the Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak and especially the Union Mine Interpretive Trail, which was a lovely walk past five waterfalls with a history lesson in area mining along the way. The Presque Isle waterfalls are impressive... More

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Independence, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very pretty area, the Presque River waterfall is worth every step to see it. The path and steps are in great condition.

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Harvard, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days in the area. The park is beautiful and many of the surrounding waterfalls are also state parks so if you'll be there a couple days best to get annual park sticker since office doesn't open early you'll get out on trails earlier. Beware, Read maps carefully or talk to rangers, trails are longer than you think.... More

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Porcupine Mountains is an awesome place to experience true wilderness. It can be easily experienced by driving through out the park with opportunity for easy walks to majestic over looks. The Lake of the Clouds; Summit Peak; Presque Isle River Scenic Area. If you are interested in an back packing adventure - the Porkies has many options to consider.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've been going since I was 1, and now I'm 11 and I can't wait to go!!! I love looking out at the water from our cabin!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This park is a hiker or naturalist's special place. It is well worth the time it takes to get here. We had a short time but we're able to take in the Escarpment trail and all the trails along the falls. We also hiked through the segment that explained the initial copper mining efforts in the 1840s.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you haven't gotten to seed the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival, you will be in for a real treat. It is based on the bottom of the ski hill and has two stages with folk music - among other varieties of music for everyone who just enjoys spending a couple days relaxing in the sun. The gondola rides up to... More

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Ann Arbor
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't know how this isn't the #1 attraction in the area - it's one of the nation's top 10 state parks! I took 3 teenage boys on a 4 day hike in the Porkies, and they all loved it! Well, love is relative... We all agree it was a lot of work, but when we ended at Lake of the... More

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Glenn, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazing, undisturbed natural wonder! The Lake in the Clouds, the hike to the Summit and the beautiful falls cannot be matched anywhere in the world.

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Minneapolis, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was our first time in the Porcupine Mountains, and we were pleasantly surprised by the seemingly endless hiking options. After chatting with the rangers at the visitors' center, we opted for the Escarpment Trail versus the more challenging Lake Superior Trail we had been aiming for. Turned out to be very good advice, as there was enough up and... More

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