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Five Things You Must Do in the Porcupine Mountains

Photo submitted by Caroline FranzThe Porcupine Mountains are the Midwest’s ultimate vacation destination. Located on Lake Superior and surrounded by some of America’s oldest forests, the Porcupine Mountains are a wilderness paradise. Here are five unique activities you must experience on your trip to the Porcupine Mountains.

1 – See the Waterfalls

The Porcupine Mountains are the best place in the Midwest to see waterfalls. There are hundreds of waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains area. Here’s a list of some of the best waterfalls.

2 – Go Beachcombing

If you’re dreaming of a walk on the beach, head to the Porcupine Mountains. Young and old alike will love beachcombing for the area’s abundant agates, interesting stones and beautiful driftwood. Learn more.

3 – Tour a Mine

Many of the communities in the Porcupine Mountains started as mining towns. Copper, silver and iron are all found in the area. Take an underground trip back in time on a historic mine tour. Find out more about mine tours.

4 – See Lake of the Clouds

Lake of the Clouds is breathtaking from every angle. One of the best places to view the lake is from the easily accessible boardwalk just off 107th Engineers Memorial Highway. Learn more.

Photo submitted by William John Hexum5 – Take in a Lake Superior Sunset

There’s nothing like seeing the sun go down over Lake Superior. After taking in the sunset, enjoy a bonfire on the beach. If you’re lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights. Learn more about the area’s beaches.

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