Glide through glades of thick hemlocks, the sounds of your skis as your only company. Marvel at frozen waterfalls transformed by the cold of winter. It’s all part of the snowy season in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will find a peaceful winter respite as they explore more than 25 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails surrounding the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex, which also offers ski and snowshoe rentals. Those looking to truly get away from it all can travel further into the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, which opens its nearly 90 miles of trails for ungroomed cross-country skiing.
Slowly admire the nature surrounding you as you shuffle through feet of fresh snow. Listen to the wind rustle through the trees, the waves of Lake Superior, and the crunch of the snow beneath you. Snowshoeing in the Ontonagon area is a great way to relax outdoors during the colder months.