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Bond Falls, a Special Side Trip

Published on: November 5, 2014

About an hour southeast of the Porcupine Mountains State Park headquarters is a special sight worth taking in. Bond Falls is a simply amazing natural wonder – a 50-foot-high waterfall on the Ontonagon River. The Ontonagon River drops 875 feet … Continue reading

Wilds of Michigan app offers valuable travel information

Published on: October 24, 2014

If you’re spending time in the western corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – home to the Porcupine Mountains – you’ll want to know where to go, what to see and where to stay. With the Wilds of Michigan app, available … Continue reading

Top spring activities

Published on: May 14, 2014

Spend some time in the Porcupine Mountains this spring and see the sleeping forests wake from their long winter slumber. Here are three spring activities in the Porcupine Mountains you need to try. 1. Waterfall viewing – The rivers and … Continue reading

Three trails to explore this spring

Published on: April 17, 2014

As the snow melts (finally!) and the leaves return to the trees, spring offers great hiking opportunities in the Porcupine Mountains. Here are three trails you shouldn’t miss. Escarpment Trail: Many people have called this one of the finest trails … Continue reading

Get Ready for the Water Show!

Published on: March 20, 2014

The Porcupine Mountains have had an incredible amount of snowfall this winter. The hundreds of waterfalls that adorn this beautiful region will become awe-inspiring torrents when all this snow melts. If you’ve never visited your favorite waterfall during the spring … Continue reading

Winter or summer? Let’s hear from the fans

Published on: March 10, 2014

There is less than a week left to enter our “Winter Fun or Summer Sun?” Sweepstakes, so we wanted to share some of our fans’ responses to which season they like better in the Porcupine Mountains. Take a look: Summer … Continue reading

What’s your favorite season: winter or summer?

Published on: February 18, 2014

In our “Winter Fun or Summer Sun?” Sweepstakes, we asked fans to share their reasons why they like visiting the Porcupine Mountains in winter or summer. We’ve received tons of great responses (and summer has taken the early lead as … Continue reading

Welcome, snowmobilers!

Published on: February 7, 2014

We’re well into February, and it’s peak snowmobiling time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. So, load up your sleds and head north, because there’s no place like the Porcupine Mountains area for your next snowmobiling getaway. Ontonagon County boasts more than … Continue reading

Don’t miss the Snowburst Winter Carnival!

Published on: January 28, 2014

On February 8, the Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Complex will become the most fun place to be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Snowburst Winter Carnival will include a long list of activities for all ages. Take part in the snowshoe … Continue reading

Winter activities in the Porcupine Mountains

Published on: January 20, 2014

Visiting the Porcupine Mountains this winter? Here are a few ways to explore and enjoy the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park during your getaway. Skiing. Visit the Porcupine Mountains ski hill to explore 19 downhill and cross-country ski trails, all … Continue reading

Winter kicks off this weekend!

Published on: December 20, 2013

Sure, it’s been winter around here for a while, but two sure signs of winter come to the Porcupine Mountains this weekend. First, the Porcupine Mountains Ski Hill opens for the season today. Come ski the 19 trails, all while … Continue reading

Start Planning Your Snowmobiling Adventure

Published on: December 2, 2013

Photo by Melinda Moen This winter, head to the Porcupine Mountains for a snowmobiling adventure. What does a Porcupine Mountains snowmobiling adventure look like? Check out the four-day snowmobiling itinerary or the seven day snowmobiling itinerary. The winter scenery in … Continue reading

Things we’re thankful for in the Porcupine Mountains

Published on: November 26, 2013

It’s a week to give thanks, so we thought we would share some of the things we’re thankful for in the Porcupine Mountains. Four seasons of fun. No matter when you come to the Porcupine Mountains, you’ll find something to … Continue reading

The Historic Ontonagon Lighthouse

Published on: November 5, 2013

One of the most interesting sights in the Porcupine Mountains area is the Ontonagon Lighthouse. The lighthouse sits on the shore of Lake Superior on the west bank of the Ontonagon River. The building you see today was constructed in … Continue reading

Big Carp River Trail Sunrise - John Benac

Take a hike this fall

Published on: November 1, 2013

Autumn is a marvelous time to hike through the Porcupine Mountains. With more than 87 miles of recreational trails ranging from 1 to 17 miles in length, there’s plenty for hikers of all abilities to explore. Aside from the beautiful … Continue reading

Presque Isle

Hit the road!

Published on: October 9, 2013

The Porcupine Mountains area was made for motorcycling and auto tours. The varied topography, numerous waterfalls, Lake Superior vistas and interesting small towns make driving through this region an absolute pleasure. Check out these five different motorcycle and auto tour … Continue reading

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

Published on: September 30, 2013

You’ve hiked the trails through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park. You’ve seen the wonder of Lake of the Clouds. You’ve strolled the beaches of Lake Superior. Now, are you ready to take your Porcupine Mountains adventure to the next level? … Continue reading

Give yourself a fright – See the Paulding Mystery Light!

Published on: September 5, 2013

Are you ready to be frightened this fall? Need a little scare to start your Halloween season off right? Then, head north to the Porcupine Mountains area and see the Paulding Mystery Light. Located south of the Porcupine Mountains along … Continue reading

Bold late-summer activities in the Porcupine Mountains

Published on: August 26, 2013

Looking for something a little more adventurous than your average hike in the Porcupine Mountains? Let us give you some ideas for a bolder trip: Mountain bike through the Porcupine Mountains. There are 21 miles of trails to explore, with … Continue reading

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival August 23-25

Published on: August 7, 2013

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will take place August 23-25 at the Winter Sports Complex located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The festival features performers in a wide range of genres, including folk, bluegrass, country, rock, Americana and … Continue reading

Great things to do on a Great Lake

Published on: July 18, 2013

The Porcupine Mountains sit on the shores of Lake Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes (by size, volume and in our humble estimation). So, what’s there to do on this Granddaddy of the Great Lakes? Plenty. Late summer is … Continue reading

Exploring Nature Programs

Published on: July 1, 2013

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is offering weekly nature programs on everything from waterfalls to wolves. Learn about agates. Discover the world of the bat. See eagle nests and learn about wild plants. Don’t miss these great opportunities to … Continue reading

Make the most of a Porcupine Mountains summer

Published on: June 18, 2013

Is a trip to the Porcupine Mountains on your summer schedule? If so, here’s some advice on what to see and do once you’re there. Trek the trails. Hikers will find plenty of trails to traverse in the Porcupine Mountains. … Continue reading

FinnFest comes to the U.P., June 19-23, 2013

Published on: May 31, 2013

From June 19-23, the U.P. will experience a Finnish invasion! FinnFest 2013 will take place in Hancock, just an hour from the Porcupine Mountains. If you’re coming up to the U.P. for this big event, the Porcupine Mountains area is the … Continue reading

Take a drive to see these unique attractions

Published on: May 22, 2013

If you feel like getting away from the park during your visit to the Porcupine Mountains, be sure to check out these five attractions within a short drive. The Ontonagon County Historical Museum and Lighthouse. Located in downtown Ontonagon, the … Continue reading

Five Reasons to Visit the Porcupine Mountains

Published on: May 7, 2013

This week is National Tourism Week, so it’s the perfect time to list the top five reasons why the Porcupine Mountains are one of the Midwest’s best tourism destinations. 1. Magnificent, rushing waterfalls – The Porcupine Mountains are home to … Continue reading

Waterfalls you should see this spring

Published on: April 26, 2013

As winter’s ice sculpture waterfalls melt away, we’re graced with the angelic sight of springtime waterfalls. With hundreds of waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains and surrounding area, it’s hard to miss these natural wonders. We’ve highlighted our favorite waterfalls that … Continue reading

Arbor Day Hike in the Porcupine Mountains

Published on: April 19, 2013

On April 27 at 1pm, Naturalist Bob Wild will guide hikers through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in search of some of the biggest trees in the forest. The park is home to some of the oldest trees in … Continue reading

Warm up to these spring activities

Published on: April 1, 2013

After a long and beautiful Porcupine Mountains winter, it’s finally time to start thinking warmer thoughts and get excited for the area’s incredible spring opportunities. Here’s what to see and do this spring in the Porcupine Mountains. Birdwatching. Witness the … Continue reading

Tips for Seeing More Wildlife

Published on: March 6, 2013

The Porcupine Mountains offer some of the best wildlife viewing in the Midwest. The old-growth forests and vast areas of wild lands support an incredible diversity of animal species. Here are some tips for seeing more wildlife on your next … Continue reading

There’s still plenty of time for skiing

Published on: February 27, 2013

In an average winter, the Porcupine Mountains sees 200 inches of snow, making it an ideal destination for cross-country and downhill skiers alike. And, with our recent snowfall, there’s still plenty of winter left in the Upper Peninsula. Cross-country skiers can … Continue reading

You Should be Cross-country Skiing – Right Now!

Published on: February 15, 2013

  The trails are in great condition, the pines are covered in snow and beautiful weather is in the forecast: right now is the right time to be cross-country skiing in the Porcupine Mountains. With 26 designated cross-country ski trails … Continue reading