Exploring Michigan – Porcupine Mts

In June we went on a short little trip to explore a different side of Lake Superior. We drove to the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan near the town of Ontonogan.  The drive to Michigan was absolutely beautiful.  We drove through parts of Wisconsin we had never been to before.  There will definitely be at least a day trip to Ashland, WI and I see some fishing in our future on the Brule.

We were completely surrounded by such beautiful and thick foliage that as we approached the park I don’t think we even realized we were gaining in altitude.  I can’t wait to go back in the fall.  I imagine that the fall colors must be unbelievably beautiful there.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is huge.  It has 59,000 + acres.  There are two more modern campgrounds and multiple camping sites and cabins that you can backpack into.  There are rivers, waterfalls and lakes to hike to and explore and amazing access to Lake Superior.

We were there for about half a day total and I don’t think we even scratched the surface of what this park has to offer.  What we did see was beautiful and very different from the north shore of Lake Superior where we live.  The beaches were much more sandy and it didn’t have the rugged bluff look that the North Shore does.  I love exploring new places in this great northland!