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Ultimate Trip Guide For Porcupine Mountains

The Porcupine Mountains, also known as Porkies, are a series of mountains that stretch across the northern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shores of Lake Superior.

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Are you planning to go to the Porcupine Mountains? Before you go there, you need to be fully informed. Therefore here’s a detailed tour guide for your visit to be excellent and full of adventure.

Porcupine Mountains Weather

The first thing that comes to mind before going somewhere for a trip, especially to any mountain range such as the Porcupine Mountains, is to look up the weather. So here is the Porcupine Mountains whether chat for the whole year:

MonthDayNightRainy Days
January-7°c-13°c2
Febuary-7°c-13°c2
March1°c-6°c6
April-7°c-1°c7
may16°c6°c7
June22°c11°c8
July25°c14°c5
August24°c13°c6
September19°c10°c6
October10°c4°c7
November2°c-3°c4
December-4°c-8°c2

Porcupine Mountains Carp Lake Township

Are you ready for you to push your hiking abilities to the highest level in one of Michigan’s most remote areas? Various companies organize many hikes at the Porcupine Mountains Carp Lake Township. The hikes are designed to enhance the backpackers’ previous knowledge and skills and explore Porkies rugged landscape.

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Mirror Lake Porcupine Mountains

Mirror Lake Porcupine Mountains
Mirror Lake Porcupine Mountains

South Trail South Trail is the shortest and most direct route to Mirror Lake Porcupine Mountains. With its three cabins and seven backcountry campsites totaling 3 miles. The hike to the mirror lake takes approximately two to two and one-half hours. If you visit earlier in the day, there will be smaller crowds. The views of the Lake were breathtaking. It’s a perfect location to enjoy a small picnic lunch.

Are you able to take a swim in Mirror Lake?

After a hard day of the hike, it’s very refreshing to dive into Mirror Lake. The lake water is warm enough to swim in.

Escarpment Trail Porcupine Mountains

The Escarpment Trail, located in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, is among the most scenic hikes in Michigan. It offers a high-altitude alpine-life vista, a bluff of sandstone, as well as views over the interior of the park, including Lake of the Clouds, Upper Carp River Valley, and Lake of the Clouds.

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It is said that the Escarpment Trail has to be the most picturesque short hike you can take in Michigan. Most of the trail is through the rocky bluffs above The Lake of the Clouds and the Big Carp River Valley. The views are spectacular with nearly every step. However, it would be best if you also are on guard for your effort as the trail runs along the edge of cliffs with steep slopes.

Porcupine Mountain Music Festival

After three years of absence, the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival returns to the winter sports facility for the 16th year in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County.

Porcupine Mountain Music Festival is renowned for its various music styles, ranging from Americana bluegrass, folk, and bluegrass to R&B blues, rock world music, and more.

How much do tickets for the festival cost?

Tickets are $95 for a two-day ticket. Daily passes can be purchased on the day of entry for $50. Tickets for children aged 7-12 cost $10 for either single-day or two-day passes. Children under the age of 6 are admitted for free in the presence of parents or guardians. The headliners for this year’s festival program are:

26 August – JigJam:

On August 26, JigJam is scheduled to perform a unique Q&A session in the Chalet at 6 p.m. EDT. They will perform on stage as the day’s headlining act at 8:15 p.m.

28 August -The Slambovian Circus of Dreams:

On Saturday, August 27, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams was the first band to perform in The Porkies in 2007. They will make their eighth appearance at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival. Their performance will start at 8:15 p.m. ET.