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Address: Ontonagon, MI
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Area at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offering an unforgettable...

Area at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offering an unforgettable scenic view.

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Unexpected payoff for the effort

From this vantage, you can see the Lake of the Clouds and the river valley in which it sits. There are three overlook areas, each one a few steps above the other. The topmost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
WilloWanderers
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Granville, Ohio
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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

From this vantage, you can see the Lake of the Clouds and the river valley in which it sits. There are three overlook areas, each one a few steps above the other. The topmost are, with the best view, requires scrambling over some rocks and may be a bit treacherous for anyone whose footing and balance are not secure, but... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is just like the picture shows! What a beautiful place! I really wish I was able to hike all the trails, and really get into this environment but time would not allow for us this trip. I will hopefully get back there one day to hike some more of the trails and next time I will plan for much... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited Lake of the clouds for a weekend. This is a hidden gem in porcupine mountains state park.The view point is a small walk from the parking area (There is a decent amount of parking space available). The scenery was truly beautiful and spectacular. As it was a sunny day, We got a very good view of the surrounding... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This overlook provides an amazing view of the Lake of the Clouds. It is also handicapped accessible.

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Great view, and the walk to the overlook is short and easy. I could see for miles. There is a ramp for wheelchair access, which I don't see with many of these sites.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I suggest making this trip a must. There are several angles for picture taking and a board walk at a slight angle for ascending. Then if you are up to the strenuous descent over roots and rocks, over eight stories (at least) to the lake, take it. Note, the area at the lake is mucky.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

A beautiful spot, especially in the fall! Early in the morning is a good viewing time also. It is not easy to get to for elderly people or those with disabilities. It is just a short walk from the parking lot, but very uneven walking across the rocks to the overlook. I chose October 2015 as to when I visited,... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Beautiful scenery from up high. Love the walk way and a very great place to hike or just look at the scenery. We paid $9 to enter the area. Totally worth it!

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Beautiful---but lots of stairs; great scenery. Must see for coming to the porcupine mountains. be sure to leave time for

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Lampasas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

The views are amazing. It almost makes your soul want to fly over the beauty. it will never get old!

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