Ontonagon, Michigan – Lodging, Travel and Recreation

Welcome to Ontonagon and the Porcupine Mountains

The Ontonagon / Porcupine Mountains Area offers all the elements for a great outdoor vacation experience: Rugged, Scenic Mountains with Grand Vistas – Lake Superior – Old Growth Forests – Splendid Waterfalls – Numerous Rivers and Inland Lakes – A Vibrant History of Mining and Adventure – And much more.

Want to add some outdoor adventure to your next vacation? Try the rugged, scenic beauty of the Porcupine Mountains area of the western part of the Upper Peninsula. You’ll find some of the highest — and most spectacular — terrain in Michigan along with grand, scenic vistas of Lake Superior — the greatest lake of all the Great Lakes.

There are many ways to explore the region. Take short hikes through old growth forest to see the splash and spray of the many splendid waterfalls in the region or plan a long trek into the backcountry of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Water enthusiasts have rivers and inland lakes to enjoy as well as the clear, crisp waters of Lake Superior with miles of accessible beaches and shoreline. If you are “going fishing”, you can fly fish the rivers, cast your line in an inland lake or try your luck for one of the big ones lurking in the waters of Lake Superior.

The history of the Porcupine Mountains and the Ontonagon area any visit to the area and the wilderness landscape is still touched by the activities of the early settlers with abandoned copper mines and old mining settlements. The historic Ontonagon Lighthouse at the mouth of the Ontonagon River welcomed early settlers to a safe harbor in this land of adventure and it still welcomes visitors today.

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Lake Superior & Western U.P. Lakefront Lodging
 

Stay On The Lake

Stay On The Lake – Western U.P. – Our new lakefront lodging guide to help you find the perfect spot on the shores of the lakes in the Western U.P.

Lake Superior – Ontonagon / PorkiesMountain View LodgesScott’s Superior InnPeterson’s Chalet Cottages Superior ShoresA Cabin & A Cottage Up NorthAmericInn of Silver CityA Beach Retreat Cottage

Cisco Chain of LakesJay’s Resort, Thousand Island Lake

Lake GogebicThe Timbers ResortBear’s Nine Pines Resort

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Winter in the Ontonagon Area

Porcupine Mountains Ski AreaDownhill Skiing at Porcupine Mountains Ski Area

Come Ski The Porkies! You’ll experience the second highest vertical drop in Michigan or Wisconsin and you’ll see spectacular, panoramic views of Lake Superior. In addition to being home to one of the first alpine ski areas in the Midwest the Porkies has some of the most scenic Nordic ski trails in the entire Great Lakes region.

Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

The 92 square miles that make up the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are a cross-country skiing paradise. Explore more than 87 miles of designated cross-country ski trails. Enjoy sweeping hilltop vistas of Lake Superior. Glide quietly through glades of thick hemlocks. See waterfalls transformed by the cold of winter.

Snowshoers looking for a true back-country experience will love the Porcupine Mountains. The 60,000-acre State Park combines with hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest lands to form one of the Midwest’s largest true wilderness areas.

Snowmobiling in Ontonagon and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Snowmobilers can explore the vast network of snowmobile trails throughout the Western U.P. Many use Ontonagon as a southern base for trip into the Keweenaw Peninsula. The trip to the overlook at Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains, with its views of a pristine winter wilderness, is on the bucket list of many adventure-seeking Midwest snowmobilers.

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Wednesday October 17th, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Ontonagon Michigan

Jason Asselin - Videos, News & More
I got a private, special tour of the Adventure Mine (copper mine) in Greenland Township, near Greenland, Michigan in Ontonagon County, Michigan. We went into places where not so many others have been! See writing on the wall almost 100 years old deep in the mine! This is an epic video that even if you've been into the mine before, you'll want to see.

In 1850, the Adventure Mining Company (unrelated to present company) was formed and operated a mine until 1862. In 1863, it was purchased by Thomas Mason and named the Adventure Copper Company. Starting in 1898, the property was operated by the Adventure Consolidated Copper Company. Production ceased in 1908 due to low copper prices, but restarted for a short time during World War I. Production finally halted in 1917 and the mine closed in 1920.

Since 2009, an annual bike race called Miner's Revenge has been held whose course runs both within the mine and above ground. www.minersrevenge.com/

Watch the movie filmed here at the mine! It is called "Dwarves of Dragon Mountain" and can be seen here: www.amazon.com/Dwarves-Dragon-Mountain-Robert-Morgan/dp/B07F19R3D5

For tours, it is open from late May to mid-October, under the operation of the Adventure Mining Company but is now closed for the winter. www.adventureminetours.com/
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Pat & I have been there. Charlie had the pleasure of walking down the shaft with the tour guide, my granddaughter Rachael. Quite an experience. Pondered eating a PASTY as the miners did. I love pastys'.

Monday October 15th, 2018 - 7:39 pm

Ontonagon Michigan

Jason Asselin - Videos, News & More
The river is really flowing at Bond Falls right now, the water is flooding the banks and forming new streams! Check this out!
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Wednesday October 17th, 2018 - 2:21 pm

The Porkies - Porcupine Mountains

Last night’s Lake of the Clouds sunset view from the cliff edge at Cloud Peak in the snow sprinkled Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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you have to do some hiking to get to the spot for that picture

Do you sell your photos?

I've hiked them. Beautiful

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