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Ontonagon County fall color hot spots

When you visit the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County, you’ll discover an extraordinary fall travel destination—the fall colors here will take your breath away. The Porkies are located at the edge of Lake Superior, so the trees hold their brilliant colors longer than many other places in the region. Here are a few of the best places to take in this incredible, sweeping vistas of this incredible foliage—book a stay and start planning your fall getaway today.

Lake of the Clouds

Arguably the most iconic sight in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is especially beautiful in the fall. Lake of the Clouds is surrounded by thousands of acres of old-growth forest, and in the fall, these steep tree-filled slopes burst into fiery hues of orange, yellow and red. A dramatic overlook can be easily reached by car. Scenic hiking trails also ring the lake.

Porcupine Mountains Ski Area

This ski hill tops others for its incredible view of Lake Superior. In the winter it’s a must-ski destination, but it’s also popular with fall travelers. Chair lift rides, held on September and October weekends during fall color season, give visitors a chance to experience breathtaking views.

Bond Falls

Bond Falls is one of the area’s most-photographed waterfalls—you’ll see why when you visit this scenic stop near Paulding. The falls form a series of cascades that’s especially dramatic under a crisp fall sky. If you feel like a hike, follow the mile-long trail that loops the falls.

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Note: Please travel safely and responsibly when you are visiting the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County. Some businesses and facilities may have modified hours or procedures; please contact them directly for information. See Michigan’s latest coronavirus orders here.

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