Links of Interest
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
An annual event held at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Hill and sponsored by Friends of the Porkies. Attendees enjoy three days of live folk music while surrounded by nature. This should be on your Upper Peninsula bucket list!
Friends of the Porkies
The Friends of the Porkies is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose goals are to inspire appreciation of wilderness by promoting, supporting, and enhancing the resources and the visitor experiences at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Visit their website for more information about sponsored events, workshops, and what's going on at the Folk School during your visit.
The "Porkies" is a true wilderness, one of the largest in the Midwest, comprising 63,000 acres. Of these 92 square miles, over 51 square miles contain virgin hardwood forest. Twenty-five miles of Lake Superior shoreline border the park. Established in 1945 by the State of Michigan, it has over 90 miles of trails for you to explore. These trails take you to natural attractions such as Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak observation tower, and the Presque Isle River corridor. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course, ski area, and the Wilderness Visitor Center with interpretive programs, exhibit hall and much more. Have a look at the DNR or Visitor Bureau websites for more information.
Welcome to Pure Michigan. Hundreds of crystal clear lakes, thousands of rivers and streams, and the world's longest freshwater coastline. Come boating, fishing, golfing, camping, biking, hiking and touring. Visit the Pure Michigan website to discover what the Upper Peninsula has to offer, or the entire state.
Hunt's Guide to the UP
A popular regional travel book Hunt’s Guide to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, ask to borrow a copy during your stay at Superior Shores Resort. A candid guide to enjoying and understanding the U.P. You can also join him on Facebook.
Ontonagon County Historical Society
Founded in 1957, the Ontonagon County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the county so that its rich history and colorful inhabitants will not be forgotten. Their beautiful website will give you a sneak-peek at all of the interesting points of interest involving this historical area. This includes the Ontonagon County Historical Museum. Located at 422 River Street, the museum houses exhibits on ancient Native cultures, frontier life, mining, logging, and agriculture. Of special interest is a replica of the famous Ontonagon Boulder and the original Fresnel lens from the Ontonagon Lighthouse.