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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Tuesday April 20th, 2021 - 7:06 pm

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Monday April 19th, 2021 - 12:08 pm

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Good morning our dear Porcupines. It is with heavy hearts that we announce to you this morning that the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies will remain on “hiatus” for 2021 due to issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the present time the State of Michigan outdoor gathering limit remains at 300. With so many variables in play, planning to proceed this year turned out to be too much of a gamble…and as much as we wanted to bring the festival back this summer, we still can’t find a realistic path to making that happen.

We remain hard at work charting the course of the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, and have immediately set our sights on 2022. The steering committee is taking this opportunity to re-evaluate and re-organize, so the Music Festival can return strong, sound and healthy…to what will surely be a period of high demand for live music events going forward.

TICKET INFO: Those holding purchased tickets for the postponed 2020 event (that have not been previously refunded or donated) will once again have the option to roll those same tickets to 2022, donate the tickets back to the music festival, or request a refund. The deadline for refund requests is June 30, 2021. If a ticket rollover to 2022 is desired, there is no need to do anything. Replacement tickets will automatically be sent to the address of record used when tickets were purchased, and the timing of the mailings will be announced on the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival’s Facebook page and the website porkiesfestival.org. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding purchased tickets by email to tickets@porkiesfestival.org or by calling 906-231-1589. For those wishing to write us, please direct to PMMF c/o C. Sundberg, PO Box 224, Ontonagon, MI 49953.

The 16th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is tentatively scheduled to return August 26-28, 2022. We will keep pushing forward towards a brighter future when we can sing, dance, feel and laugh together again, and we send our best wishes to each and every one of you. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates. Thank you for your understanding and support.
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Monday April 19th, 2021 - 12:08 pm

The Porkies - Porcupine Mountains

Good morning our dear Porcupines. It is with heavy hearts that we announce to you this morning that the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies will remain on “hiatus” for 2021 due to issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the present time the State of Michigan outdoor gathering limit remains at 300. With so many variables in play, planning to proceed this year turned out to be too much of a gamble…and as much as we wanted to bring the festival back this summer, we still can’t find a realistic path to making that happen.

We remain hard at work charting the course of the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, and have immediately set our sights on 2022. The steering committee is taking this opportunity to re-evaluate and re-organize, so the Music Festival can return strong, sound and healthy…to what will surely be a period of high demand for live music events going forward.

TICKET INFO: Those holding purchased tickets for the postponed 2020 event (that have not been previously refunded or donated) will once again have the option to roll those same tickets to 2022, donate the tickets back to the music festival, or request a refund. The deadline for refund requests is June 30, 2021. If a ticket rollover to 2022 is desired, there is no need to do anything. Replacement tickets will automatically be sent to the address of record used when tickets were purchased, and the timing of the mailings will be announced on the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival’s Facebook page and the website porkiesfestival.org. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding purchased tickets by email to tickets@porkiesfestival.org or by calling 906-231-1589. For those wishing to write us, please direct to PMMF c/o C. Sundberg, PO Box 224, Ontonagon, MI 49953.

The 16th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is tentatively scheduled to return August 26-28, 2022. We will keep pushing forward towards a brighter future when we can sing, dance, feel and laugh together again, and we send our best wishes to each and every one of you. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates. Thank you for your understanding and support.
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Sunday April 18th, 2021 - 2:18 pm

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