Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park


Location:3 miles west of Silver City on M-107.
Facilities:100 modern campsites, 70 rustic campsites, a rental lodge, 19 rustic cabins, organization campground, picnic area and shelter, trails (100+ miles), beach house, canoe/kayak rentals (seasonal), 2 boat launches, concession/store, visitor center (open mid-May to mid-October), ski lodge, ski rentals.
Activities:Camping, hunting, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, wildlife observation, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Located 15 miles west of Ontonagon in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan's largest state park (and only state-designated wilderness) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Set on the shores of Lake Superior, the park includes old-growth forest and varied scenic vistas. Areas of attraction within the "Porkies" include the Lake of the Clouds viewing area, Summit Peak observation tower, and the scenic Presque Isle River corridor, which has the state's second largest waterfall. The park also contains the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, a major Michigan winter sports area.
Address:33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone:906-885-5275
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=426
Size: 59,020 acres.

See other parks in Michigan.
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AP) -- Students at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood will operate the ski hill at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park this season.
In part II, he travels more widely offering interesting observations of Colorado, Wisconsin, the North Cascades, the Great Lakes including Isle Royale, the Porcupine Mountains wilderness, and New York at Niagara Falls.
The 60,000-acre Porcupine Mountains State Park, bordering Lake Superior in Ontonagon County, is another area of the UP where there has been some evidence of pumas over the past few decades.
The new 363-point eastern white pine champion was discovered in the old-growth of the Porcupine Mountains of Upper Michigan.
There's plenty to see and do at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area.
Several other friends spent three weekends trekking through the Porcupine Mountains in Upper Michigan trying to locate and measure a white spruce that was plainly visible from the road across a few miles of forest.
but they were still there - wheels, gears, and polished chrome, well inside Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Secrets of Autumn -- With this colorful round up of scenic destinations, including the Porcupine Mountains, Grand Ledge and the Keweenaw Peninsula, travelers can savor the autumn season across the Great Lakes State.
The first signs of fall color are appearing in the Porcupine Mountains of the Upper Peninsula's west coast, with 15 percent color intensity reported.
Brighton - Norway Mountain plan to open nov 21, weather permitting - Nub's Nob plan to open nov 26 - Porcupine Mountains plan to open dec 18 - Schuss Mtn.
Brighton plan to open in nov - Norway Mountain plan to open nov 21 - Nub's Nob plan to open nov 26 - Porcupine Mountains plan to open dec 18 - Schuss at Shanty Creek plan to open nov 26 - Ski Brule open fri-sun 9a-4p w/2lfts; trls: beg-bunny, int-log jam & otterslide - Skyline plan to open nov 28 - Summit at Shanty Creek plan to open dec 12 - Swiss Valley plan to open dec 10 - Minnesota Buck Hill plan to open soon - Coffee Mill plan to open nov 28 - Giants Ridge plan to open nov 21 - Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area plan to open nov 20 @ 4pm - Lutsen Mountain open wknds thru thanksgiving w/8 trls & 4 lfts;