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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

GOOD NEWS! Fall color chairlift rides to kick off autumn activities THIS WEEKEND – September 17 & 18 – at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Beginning this weekend, chairlift rides showcasing the wondrous fall color of the western Upper Peninsula will mark the start of autumn activities scheduled at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

The roughly 59,000-acre state park managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is Michigan’s largest and is situated in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.

The chairlift rides will be offered over the next five weekends.

“A visit to the Porcupine Mountains offers some of the best fall colors anywhere,” said Bob Wild, DNR interpreter at the park. “Take part in the many fall activities being offered and take home some great memories.”

Chairlift rides will be available from noon to 7 p.m. EDT Sept. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16.

Cost is $7 per person. Children ages 12 and younger ride free.

The ski hill at the park is located a half-mile west of the Union Bay Campground along Ontonagon County Road 107.

“Ride the chairlift to the top of the ski hill and either hike or ride the lift back down for some great scenery overlooking Lake Superior,” Wild said. “Bring a camera.”

Here are some details on the park’s additional fall activities:

Interpretive Programs

Interpretive programs are offered Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 4. Programs featured have included “Guided Bear Den Hike,” “Agate Hunting,” “Gray Wolf Hike,” “History of the Porcupine Mountains,” “Beach Crafts” and “Lake of the Clouds Guided Hike.” For a current schedule of programs, visit www.mi.gov/porkiesvc and click on current schedule of “Nature Programs.”


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