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Mirror Lake

Ontonagon, MI
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Ranked #12 of 14 Attractions in Ontonagon
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Scenic lake at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
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Gibson City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I read the reviews on this before we left on vacation and marked it one of our must see places to visit and made sure to pack food, water and bug spray! I'm so glad I did because we sure needed it. We started out at lake of the clouds and headed down the very long trail to get to... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Pack a lunch. Wear good hiking footwear. Bring plenty of water. Don't forget a camera. Walk the loop- from the Summit Peak Tower back around to the parking area. Its +5 miles and worth it. We had our lunch at a back packing camp site. Kids had fun playing in the water. Not that difficult. Some parts of the trail... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The mosquitos were terrible. Due to the lake and pockets of areas for water to collect, this trail was a breeding ground for the mosquitos and it was awful trying to hike through it. I could see in the fall or early spring before the mosquitos start up it could be very nice. The trail it's self is moderate and... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We made the 5 mile looped hike to this lake. It was hot and so we took a dip, the whole family. The water temperature was perfectly cool for a swim on a hot day. There was no beach access where we met up on the shore however the little stony bottom wasn't too much for our family to walk... More

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Victoria, Texas
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212 reviews 212 reviews
67 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We decided we would start here first knowing it would be the toughest. It's slightly uphill to the observation tower but not bad as you hit a board walk and the steps begin. You get to the top of the observation tower and begin on the "real" trail with 1 1/2 miles to the lake. It is announced on the... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The Porkies are beautiful and fun to hike, then there is that LAKE Superior! Mirror Lake is a beautiful inland lake in the area and a fun trip.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This stop is peaceful and beautiful. Get out of the car and enjoy!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very peaceful - hiker has to be in average to better condition - the lake is beautiful and never overcrowded. Good place to picnic.

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Naperville, IL
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Some areas of the trail are somewhat steep and rugged

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