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The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior. The Porcupine Mountains were named by the native Ojibwa people, supposedly because their silhouette had the shape of a crouching porcupine. They are home to the most extensive stand of old growth northern hardwood forest in North America west of the Adirondack Mountains, spanning at least 31,000 acres . The area is popular among tourists, especially Lake of the Clouds in the heart of the mountains, and is part of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.The Porcupine Mountains were the site of copper mining in the 19th century. Wikipedia

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Hiking in the Porcupine Mountains on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Escarpment Trail + Presque Isle)

The next stop on our Great Lakes road trip: Michigan's Upper Peninsula! And first up we're visiting Porcupine Mountains ...

September 10, 2021

One of Michigan's best state parks is Porcupine Mountains State Park in Western Upper Peninsula!

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February 23, 2022

Porcupine Mountains | 2-day Trip| Must see in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Forest is Michigan's largest state park, with almost 60000 acres in size and over 90 miles ...

October 8, 2021

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME IN THE UPPER PENINSULA! || 9 MUST SEE U.P. LOCATIONS

This Episode: We wanted to share with you nine must-see locations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so you don't waste your ...

October 4, 2020

Michigan Places | Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Michigan | Travel Guide

Welcome to traveloworld youtube channel! This video is about Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Michigan. Several segments are ...

June 9, 2021

Exploring Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula (Delaware Mine, The Jampot, Brockway Mountain & more!)

Our next stop on Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the Keweenaw Peninsula, which was the site of the first copper boom in the ...

September 13, 2021

Hiking in the Porcupine Mountains on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Escarpment Trail + Presque Isle)

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October 9, 2021

15 THINGS TO DO in The Upper Peninsula During Winter | UP Snow | UP Winter

On this episode of Go Here, Do This, we are sharing 15 things to do in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during winter! The Upper ...

December 8, 2021

Camping in the U.P. PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS

Our 4th of July Camping weekend at Union River Big Bear Campground on Lake Superior in Michigan's U.P. Some of the ...

December 5, 2020

Our Adventures in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

We spend time camping at Union Bay campground in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Finding several hikes and ...

November 22, 2020

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