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Plan Your Porcupine Mountains Adventure

The Midwest’s last great wilderness is wonderful in the winter

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Photo Credit: David Braithwaite

It’s time to plan your winter vacation or getaway to the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With an annual snowfall of more than 200 inches, there’s no better place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing or simply finding the peace that only winter can bring. Don’t just dream of a great winter vacation, plan your trip today.

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Snowmobiling

Hitch up your trailer and haul up your snowmobile for some of the best riding in the Midwest. You’ll find more than 350 miles of snowmobile trails crisscrossing the Porcupine Mountains. There’s simply no better snowmobiling destination. Get snowmobiling information.

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Cross-country skiing

Go gliding through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park along 87 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Find hundreds more miles of trails in the Ottawa National Forest. Few places offer skiers so much scenic variety. Find a list of trails.

Exploring the Shores of Frozen Lake Superior

Discover otherworldly ice formations along Lake Superior. Walk along the frozen shores and see ice volcanoes, ice caves, ice ball formations and more. Don’t miss this incredible landscape of frozen wonders. Learn about ice volcanoes.

Snowshoeing  

There’s nothing like a trek through the Porcupine Mountains in the winter. Look out over snow-filled valleys. Tromp through snowy hemlock forests. See frozen waterfalls – you’ll find hundreds of waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains. See a list of the best waterfalls.

Downhill skiing

Find some of the Midwest’s best downhill skiing in the Porcupine Mountains. The plentiful snow and 42 challenging ski runs make the Porcupine Mountains the perfect downhill skiing destination. Find more skiing info.

Plan your Porcupine Mountains trip today!

You’ll find a number of lodging options, including hotels, resorts, cabins and more. Plan your trip today and start your packing!