Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. The park’s 60,000 acres is home to some of the best scenery around and is easily accessible for those traveling in RVs.

Visit the Union Bay Modern Campground for an opportunity to stay along the shores of Lake Superior. There you’ll enjoy some of the prettiest sunsets in the state. Rainbows are a fairly common occurrence too. Thousands flock here each year to participate in a variety of activities including fishing, hiking, birding and more. Although the park is indeed off in the wilderness, visitors can stop by the nearby town of Ontonagon to pick up any necessities on their way in. There is also a concession and souvenir store right at the campground.

Those who are lucky enough to arrive during the annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival should be sure to head to the Winter Sports Complex. It plays host to the festival which is held each August and includes a wide variety of acts performing on two stages.

Be sure to stop at the park’s visitor’s center to learn more about the area and its history. Also check out Lake of the Clouds, beautiful during the summer but also spectacular in the fall. In any season, be sure to stop at Summit Peak to catch the view from the observation tower.

Exploring Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park will take some time. With so much to see and do, it may be worth your while to stay for several weeks or plan to return frequently. The scenery is some of the best in the state of Michigan.

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