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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Address: Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone Number: 906-885-5275
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.

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The Porkies rock!

Beautiful park. Ski hill is within the park for downhill skiing, there are loads of x-country and snomobile trails. In the summer, Lake of the Clouds is a must-see. Hike down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
amyg68
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plymouth, michigan
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plymouth, michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Beautiful park. Ski hill is within the park for downhill skiing, there are loads of x-country and snomobile trails. In the summer, Lake of the Clouds is a must-see. Hike down to the bridge at the bottom by the lake. It's a fairly easy hike with kids (about 1 hour total?) and they love seeing all the tiny people up... More 

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Minneapolis
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited the Porcupine Mountains most recently to cross-country ski, and was reminded of what a wonderful place it is. Their cross-country trails go through diverse forest, including a spectacular old-growth hemlock forest, plus offer stunning views of Lake Superior. If you are visiting in summer, or riding a snowmobile in winter, don't miss Lake of the Clouds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Once on the closed road for the winter, it was a big open shot to the top! Great views of Lake Superior!

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Seymour, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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