The Porcupine Mountains
At A Glance
Despite the best efforts of miners and loggers, the rugged interior of the Porkies has kept most of man’s activities confined to its edges and outer regions. The result is that today the park support the largest stand of old growth hardwood and hemlock forest between the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains.
Hiking, Rafting & Camping
The near by Menominee River is known for being the most extreme whitewater trip you will find in the Midwest and an awesome addition to any trip to the Porkies.
At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park. It is home to 35,000 acre old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, miles of rivers and streams, more than 90 miles of hiking trails, the Lake Superior shoreline and vistas unrivaled anywhere in the Midwest.
This park boasts many popular natural attractions, including Lake of the Clouds, the Summit Peak observation tower and the scenic Presque Isle River corridor. Other attractions include an 18-hole disc golf course.