Losing yourself in the fresh mountain air can be so rejuvenating. It gives you a perspective that you simply can’t find when you’re rushing around in the city. It has to do with the pristine views. The time alone on a trail or a campground to gather your thoughts. Michigan isn’t especially known as a mountainous place, but we are blessed with at least one such magical destination: the Porcupine Mountains in the Ontonagon area of the Upper Peninsula.
There are so many reasons why this is a prime destination for hikers, campers, and photographers alike. Hikers can enjoy some 87 miles of hiking paths to explore. The Porcupine Mountains State Park offers ample camping opportunities. And the best part is, you don’t have to leave the state for all this.
Here are a few reasons we love this mountain space.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
And just think, summer is right around the corner so your timing for Porcupine Mountains couldn’t be better. Tell us, what’s your favorite thing about the Porkies?
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
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