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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Address: 33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone Number: +1 906-885-5275
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Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.

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Winter Wonderland

Went to check out the park in the winter. We didn't have any snowshoes or cross country skis but the lady at the park headquarters was kind enough to lend us some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew N
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to check out the park in the winter. We didn't have any snowshoes or cross country skis but the lady at the park headquarters was kind enough to lend us some. Breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Loved every minute of it. Will be back to check out the park in the summer.

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Thank Andrew N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The Porcupine Mountains have something to offer in every season. The waterfalls are peak in spring. Some of the best hiking in the state during the summer. An excellent place to watch the colors turn in the fall and my favorite place to backcountry ski in the Midwest. If you aren't interested in roughing it in a tent they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Love the Porki's! Especially recommend hiking the Escarpment trail for great views! Hike Presque Isle and at the end have your own slice of Lake Superior Beach and some quiet time!

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Thank Becky N
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The porkies are some of the most gorgeous country in the U.P. - you can see for miles and it's all gorgeous no matter which direction you look. You can't go wrong for a photo op. or a hike.

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Thank Meghan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Drove 9 hours from south eastern Michigan to see the Porcupine Mountains and it did not disappoint!!

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Thank Eric1Mess
Necedah, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wonderful family or couple hiking capabilities-even with dogs! Any time of year is fun, autumn colors or winter fun too!

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Thank Kristin T
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Spring 2015. We stayed in a yurt. It was quite enjoyable, the wood stove kept us warm at night. Would like to go back when it is warmer/greener, in the fall, or clear nights for star gazing.

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Thank missmnwolf
Delton, Michigan
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable fall colors! We managed to hit absolute peak color and it was phenomenal! We stayed at the Greenstone Falls Cabin. It is approximately a 1.5 mile hike down a footpath which follows the river to the cabin. Be prepared to backpack all you will need for your entire stay. Food, water(unless you want to sterilize river water), clothing, sleeping... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Charge 9 for the parking near lake of clouds. Don't think worth it. We only aim for the lake of clouds. The view is pretty good with fall colors. You may want explore more there.

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Thank Xiangjun D
Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Presque Isle falls can be seen much better after many of the leaves have fallen. Lake of the Clouds is amazing too. Worth the trip!

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