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Address: Ontonagon, MI
Description: Scenic lake at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Worth the +5 mile Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2014
BlondieTTT
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Minneapolis
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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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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
67 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
82 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 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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