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Lake of the CloudWelcome to the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County

Wilderness Trails, Lake Superior Beaches, Breathtaking Waterfalls

Find four seasons of scenery, wilderness adventure and relaxation in the Porcupine Mountains and the communities in Ontonagon County – White Pine, Silver City and Ontonagon.

See hundreds of spectacular waterfalls. Go beachcombing for colorful stones and agates along 21 miles of pristine beaches. Paddle your sea kayak over crystal clear waters along Lake Superior’s sculpted shores or canoe the winding Ontonagon River. Ride 21 miles of designated mountain biking trails overlooking Lake Superior and majestic old-growth forests. Hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski miles of scenic trails winding through hemlock, maple, basswood and birch—in total, you’ll find 87 miles of trail systems running throughout the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Fish for trout and salmon on Lake Superior and the area’s many free-running rivers. Tour lighthouses and historic copper mines. See the awe-inspiring Lake of the Clouds and man-made marvels such as the Victoria Dam. The Porcupine Mountains offer experiences you’ll find nowhere else.

Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Porcupine Mountains are home to the largest tract of old-growth hardwood forests west of the Adirondacks. The pristine forests of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness support black bear, deer, timber wolves, river otters and even moose, as well as rare woodland plants that depend on the old-growth forest habitat that abounds here.

Visiting the virgin forests, free-flowing rivers and undisturbed beaches of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is like taking a step back in time. However, area motels, cabins, inns and resorts provide you with all the modern conveniences you need for a fun, comfortable and relaxing vacation. Restaurants, retailers, recreational outfitters and other local businesses have everything you need for the perfect trip.

This website is your source for information on dining, recreation, attractions and everything you need for your trip to the Porcupine Mountains. Discover the Midwest’s last great wilderness—plan your Porcupine Mountains vacation today! Learn more about what each season offers:

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