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Four Reasons Why Wintertime Is Wonderful In the Porcupine Mountains

In the changing of the season from fall to winter, the Porcupine Mountains are transformed. The landscape becomes a snow-sculpted wonderland, with frozen waterfalls and noble pines. Here are four things you need to do on your next winter trip to the Porcupine Mountains.

1. Cross-country Skiing 87 miles of Trails

Cross Country Ski the PorkiesThe Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers 87 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. There’s really no place in the Midwest that offers such a fantastic mix of challenging trails and jaw-dropping scenery. With a huge variety of trails of varying lengths, you’ll have no trouble finding one that is right for you. Learn more.



2 – Snowmobiling 350 miles of Trails

Snowmobile in the PorkiesThe Porcupine Mountains area boasts more than 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Riding these outstanding trails, you’ll enjoy views of Lake Superior view and long stretches of untouched wilderness. And, along the way, you’ll find great places to stop and warm up. Area trails connect with thousands more miles of trails running throughout the Upper Peninsula. Learn more.


3 – Snowshoeing to the Waterfalls

Winter WaterfallThere are hundreds of waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains. During the winter, these beautiful cascades become fascinating ice sculptures. While some area waterfalls are located close to the road, many require some walking. Snowshoes are the perfect vehicle for waterfall hunting in the Porcupine Mountains this winter. Learn more.



4 – See Lake Superior and the Northern Lights

Lake Superior with iceSummertime is the most popular time to visit Lake Superior’s beaches for beachcombing, bonfires and stargazing. But the wintertime brings its own delights. The frozen lake and wind-swept shores are picturesque. Ice volcanoes often form on the ice, creating an almost alien landscape. At night, the Lake Superior shore is the perfect place to see the wintertime aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. So, take a trip to the beach this winter. Learn more.



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