Four reasons to book your Porcupine Mountains getaway today

The Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County have a lot to offer travelers, from lakeshore cabins and rushing waterfalls to an expansive state park and phenomenal recreation options. Here are just a few reasons you should start planning your next U.P. getaway today.

Cozy, welcoming lodging options

Wherever you stay in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County, you’ll find welcoming lodging properties that serve as a launching point for your next adventure. Stay at a hotel with all the amenities, a classic cabin on the shores of Lake Superior or a resort with easy access to outdoor attractions.

Boundless natural beauty

The Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County can be found in the far western portion of Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, one of the last great untouched wildernesses in the Midwest. In fact, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park contains one of the largest tracts of old-growth forest in this part of the country. This means endless opportunities for recreation, solemn reflection about the wonders of the natural world or just lots of great places to snap a pic for Instagram.


Another natural wonder can be found in abundance in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County: waterfalls. From crashing cascades like Bond Falls near Watersmeet to smaller falls found throughout the state park, these wonderful waterfalls are a sight to see in any season. Here are four photogenic falls to search out.

Great recreation options

The Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County offer outstanding recreation all year long. The snow flies in winter—nearly 200 inches per year, on average—to create a snow-covered playground for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. In spring, summer and fall, hiking routes draw visitors from across the Midwest.

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