Ontonagon Journals

Three Hikes in the Porkies

An August 2011 trip to Ontonagon by dmckone

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Photo, Ontonagon, Michigan More Photos
Quote: A quick camping trip to Porcupine Mountain State Wilderness Park gave us a chance to stretch our legs in old-growth forests.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Attraction | "Fragile Flowers Need Not Bother"

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Photo, Ontonagon, Michigan
Quote:
Tucked along the shores of Lake Superior, the Porcupine Mountains are a hiker's treasure and a timid person's nightmare. As my husband and I were headed back from an 8-mile hike, a young woman asked how far it was to a lookout point. We told her not far, and she said, "But I suppose you have to watch your footing every step of the way?" Yes, ma'am, it's the wilderness, not Disney. The trails are rugged, but the scenery is beautiful. The hills are covered with old-growth stands of hemlock and sugar maple. There are a variety of camping options from backcountry campsites, cabins and yurts to modern electrical sites. While black bears are in the park, in four visits over twenty years I've never se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2011

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Route 107
Ontonagon, Michigan 49953
906-885-5275

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dmckone

dmckone
Oshkosh, Wisconsin