Outdoor Hiking – Porcupine mountains

Nature trails at Porcupine Mountain

If you’re ever in the upper peninsula of Michigan, you won’t want to miss out on one of my favorite hiking trails. We should start our trip with a little introduction of Porcupine Mountainsthis great area.  A wonderful place to back pack tent camp or take your travel trailer. I am talking about what is called Porkies by local residents or  Porcupine Mountains that is located near Ontonagon Michigan.   You can’t ask for better nature trails for anyone that loves remote hiking.  You will find breathtaking views of forest, streams, lakes & clouds. There is much wildlife in this area. Some places are very remote & you have to back pack everything in to your camping site. This is just a great area for getting away. Giving us a great sense of what it was like before roads & highways was developed. Some areas have rustic cabins for guests, come here to feel the atmosphere that early settlers did many years ago.

Just one trip to these mountains in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula is not enough; you will want to come back again for years. With over 60 thousand acres of wilderness you will always find something new to see.  A special annual three day event that is something I look forward to is Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Music including Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass & contemporary.Porcupine Mountain from rock knob
What ever the reason you decide to make this trip into this great part of Michigan, be it fishing, hiking, camping or just being with nature in its best. Come see why the locals call this Gods Country.