Five ways to find winter fun

The Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County are a winter playground, receiving more than 200 inches of snow annually—and we’ve had plenty of the white stuff already this year. There are so many ways to play in the Porkies: swoosh down a scenic ski hill, explore the serene beauty of the snow-covered wilderness or just take in the splendor of the season.

Here are five ways to find winter fun in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County.

Downhill skiing

The Porcupine Mountains Ski Area offers a breathtaking view of Lake Superior for the skiers who glide down the hill’s 15 runs. It also offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Waterfalls

The Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County are home to dozens of beautiful waterfalls. In the winter, the falling water freezes, creating dramatic frozen sculptures that are beautiful and ever-changing.

Cross-country skiing

The Porcupine Mountains Ski Area grooms a marathon’s worth of nordic trails in the forests that surround the ski hill. The system features two warming shelters, and ski rentals are available.

Snowshoeing

The trails in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park aren’t really endless, but it feels like it. Strap on your snowshoes and get ready for an experience. You’ll find nearly 90 miles of beautiful trails open for adventure.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobilers will find fantastic riding in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County, which boasts more than 350 miles of groomed trails. Enjoy marvelous views of Lake Superior, long stretches of untouched wilderness and great trailside establishments to visit along the way.

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