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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Address: 33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087
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Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.

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Lake in the clouds

Excellent place to snowmobile to in the winter. Great views. And a great experience riding in along the lake. A must see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Travis E
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Superior, Wisconsin
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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to snowmobile to in the winter. Great views. And a great experience riding in along the lake. A must see.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are waterfalls and lakes and the great lake and creeks. Hiking in the park encounters hills and flats and woods and rustic boardwalks. The mosquitos and black flies are definitely present, but if you come prepared and expecting them, they are worth the views and experience. Swimming in the great lake is cold but refreshing. It feels like an... More 

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved every minute of the Porcupines and it was to be our farewell to Lake Superior after following the shoreline from Sault Ste. Marie ! The Wilderness in November was pretty quiet so we basically had the place to ourselves but conversely most things were closed/empty ! But the scenery & drive made up for it and I prefer it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I backpacked here in October for 5 days. It was a great and rugged experience. We had to do a few river crossings through water and over fallen trees, saw some wildlife and enjoyed spending nights cooking meals and talked. The views at mirror lake, lake in the clouds and summit peak are breath taking. Rustic camping was... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The view is breathtaking. We went the first week in September and it was beautiful. Don't forget your camera.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Our family have been visiting Michigan every summer and this was our first time to visit this side of Michigan. We were really looking forward to some great falls and awesome areas but were disappointed. Definitely not a place to plan for your summer vacation.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We stayed at Presque Isle campground within the State Park with a group of other Class B motor homes. This is a no hook-up campground. The sites are HUGE! While we were in a site farthest from the lakeshore with 3 sites between us and the lake, there was no obstruction to our panoramic view. Great hiking location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went in early October and the fall colors were unreal! We brought our dog along for his first backpacking trip ever, and it was the perfect first place to take him. We backpacked for three days and two nights. We started at the Lake of the Clouds parking area, and did a ~13 mile loop. We started off on... More 

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Lewiston, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful areas that I have ever visited. Lots of mountains, many Maple trees changing colors, lots of lakes, rivers, creeks. Lots of primitive campsites as well as state park campgrounds with hookups. Great hiking!

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Wetmore, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you're into hiking this is a great spot. Most of the hikes are of the easy to moderate type with a few on the difficult side. Be sure to hike the Escarpment trail off the Government Peak trail. Tt is one of the best.

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