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

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Need to visit again in better weather

It is a LONG hike to get here, and you should plan the hike so you get the most out of it. From Summit Peak to Mirror Lake is much easier than the reverse route. Just as we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It is a LONG hike to get here, and you should plan the hike so you get the most out of it. From Summit Peak to Mirror Lake is much easier than the reverse route. Just as we arrived at the lake, storm clouds were blowing in and the lake was choppy, so we didn't get the best experience possible.

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Duluthj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was a soggy trail due to rain the previous day, and the mosquitoes were plentiful so bug repellent is a must. Luckily there were a couple rocks to sit on once we got there to eat our lunch, but it wasn't anything special. On the way back, we dreaded the long up-hill hikel back to the car. Would just... More 

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Gibson City, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 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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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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