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Main Overlook

Ontonagon, MI
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Ontonagon
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: Area at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offering an unforgettable scenic view.
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
87 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

OK, we stopped here twice on our trip. We did afternoon and evening. Bring binoculars. Handicap accessible. Toilets were non flush but sanitary. They didn't smell like a pit latrine. Rec passport required. We hiked down escarpment trail for about 1/4 of mile and found a cool rock to take pictures with lake beyond. There are several trails to hike... More

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Hell, Michigan
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91 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I wish the original reviewer had titled it Lake of the Clouds because Main Overlook is too vague. The view from here is awesome and we could see the Copper Peak Ski jump clearly even though it was 20 miles away. This is a location that people who don't hike can enjoy a beautiful view.

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Northville, Michigan
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

... to one of the nicest views in this park. Walk there and enjoy the view at 'Lake of the Clouds'! The overlook is also access to some hiking trails - so don't miss the chance to go a little of the beaten path.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Looking down on the lake being surrounded by beautiful fall color was worth the trip - a view you would never get tired of seeing. Only downfall - knowing that winter is on the way! :-)

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Pine City, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

splendid scene, Autumn colors just beginning to show, it's quite a hike up but the boardwalks and platforms are well kept and the area is clean from debris.

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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Well maintained park that makes one wish they had more time to explore...Overlook must be a beauty in the fall.

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Harrod, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We liked this spot so much, we came here often during the week we were here. Beautiful drive up there, and a very short (300ft.), easy walk there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Really pretty overlook. Nice hike down to the bridge that crosses the stream west of the lake. Please BE QUIET when visiting, your voices carry a long way here. Hills are really too steep for small children to hike.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a great spot for those without access to other areas of the park. You can drive right up to the center and there are ramps if folks are in wheelchairs or use walkers. The overlook is gorgeous.

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