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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, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Westland, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan's Legislature. The park's 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest and are essentially unchanged since 1945. It is Michigan's largest state park and is the only state - designated wilderness area. The views from Lake of the Clouds are outstanding and... More

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This park showcases Michigan's upper peninsula's beauty! From the Lake of the Clouds to spectacular views of Lake Superior it's a photographer's paradise. Among the activities we enjoyed was a hike along the Escarpment Trail which provided wonderful views of the park, but this is a fairly rugged hike. We also drove over to the waterfalls on the Presque Isle... More

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Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We came to the Porcupine Mountains because we had heard about the backcountry cabins. Ours--Speakers Cabin--did not disappoint. In a word, it was perfect. The mile-long hike was manageable for our six-year-old while still giving us the total isolation we craved. One of my favorite travel memories ever, and I have traveled a lot. Read more and see pictures on... More

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Sebastopol, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This park is terrific! Great roads, well marked trails, beautiful sights and hikes for all levels. Don't miss the waterfall hike in Presque Isle and so many others. The visitor center staff will help you plan.

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