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Address: Ontonagon, MI

Scenic lake at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Nice place to camp

After a long day of hiking it was very ice to pitch the tent and just relax by the lake. The water was warm enough for swimming. The lake itself isn't exceptional comparing to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

After a long day of hiking it was very ice to pitch the tent and just relax by the lake. The water was warm enough for swimming. The lake itself isn't exceptional comparing to other lakes in UP and Northern WI. There are 3 cabins on the opposite shore. It gets pretty quiet in late afternoon but during the day... More 

Thank AAS619
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

After a 2 miles hiking you will get to this open view of the Mirror lake. There was so quire and you can watch the leaves falling into the lake without any sound. This is one of the beautiful lake UP showed us in our hiking trip

Thank Linmom L
Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank ItsjustDoug
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Thank joansT3646BL
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 9, 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 

Thank Lisa C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

1 Thank BlondieTTT
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 

1 Thank Alisha M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank Jason K
Victoria, Texas
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287 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 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 

Thank Metaksams
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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.

Thank IngaMari

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