Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
A Little About the Porkies
The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior and near our resort. The Porcupine Mountains were named by the native Ojibwa people, supposedly because their silhouette had the shape of a crouching porcupine. The area is popular among tourists, especially Lake of the Clouds in the heart of the mountains, and is part of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the park’s magnificent waterfalls, cascading through ancient rock formations. Witness the power and beauty of iconic falls such as Bond Falls, Manabezho Falls, and Rainbow Falls. Each waterfall offers a captivating sight and serves as a reminder of the park’s untouched natural grandeur.
Step into a world of towering trees and enchanting forest trails. Porcupine Mountains boasts one of the largest remaining stands of old-growth hardwood forests in the Great Lakes region. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the forest, listen to the songs of birds, and breathe in the refreshing scent of nature as you explore the park’s extensive trail network.