Ironwood, Michigan

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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Hike Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains

    1.4 mi / 334 ft gain
    Hiking in the porcupine mountains could be a day trip or a week trip. From a short rim hike overlooking Lake of the Clouds to a three day back country camping excursion, there are endless amounts of options for planning a getaway to the Porcupine Mountains.  Located in the far northwest of Michig...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike the Point Trail at Big Bay State Park

    1.7 mi
    Located at the tip of Wisconsin on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park is a must see for any Wisconsinite. To get to Madeline Island, you'll need to purchase a round trip ferry ride in Bayfield. The ferry is a quick 20 minute trip across Lake Superior. Once you get onto Madeline Island, head out ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Kayak at Big Bay State Park

    Hop aboard the Madeline Island Ferry and head over to the largest Apostle Island. Bring your own kayak (atop your car) or rent one in La Pointe, Madeline Island's lively and eclectic town. Then make your way down Highway H to Hagen Road (a drive of 6 miles) to Big Bay State Park. Launch from beau...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike Bay View Trail, Big Bay State Park

    2.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot, you will walk into an open field with a couple picnic tables. On the right side of the field, the trail enters into a forest and walks along Lake Superior. There are several spots along the trail that you can find to cliff jump and go for a swim. The lake is so clear ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp at Big Bay State Park

    5.0
    Make a reservation (fees here) to secure a campsite. Find your campsite by entering GPS coordinates 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W or by using this map. Take advantage of the beautiful setting you are in! Take a dip in Lake Superior or go for a trek through beautiful Wisconsin nature. 
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Union Spring and Lost Lake Trails in the Porkies

    8.1 mi / 600 ft gain
    The hike begins at the Union Spring trailhead, roughly two miles south of the Park Headquarters on Boundary Road. This area of the park is also the winter cross country and snowshoeing section of the park, so many of the trails are marked for winter travel. To make sure you stay on the summer rou...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Madeline Island

    5.0
    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe. From La Pointe, it is about a ten minute dri...
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  • Headquarters Road, Michigan

    Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

    13.6 mi / 610 ft gain
    The Porcupine Mountains offer a lot of fantastic winter options including cabin and yurt rentals for winter excursions. The most remote trek available in the park is towards the Lost Creek Yurt, a 6.8 miles route that is 2.8 miles on cross country ski trail, and 4 miles on a flagged route into th...
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  • Ashland, Wisconsin

    Cross Country Ski the Ashland Trails

    These trails are located right in the town of Ashland, WI. They are off from Maple Lane right in the parking lot for the hospital.  They are the perfect option for people new to skiing and people who would like to get outside or train by taking a quick lap!  All together the trails are a total of...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Stockton Island

    5.0
    To get out to the Apostle Islands you have to travel by boat. Many people choose to sea kayak, but with small kids we opted to take the ferry/taxi through the Apostle Islands concierge (apostleisland.com ). However, there was one man who brought his kayak over on the ferry and then paddled around...
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  • Marengo, Wisconsin

    Hike to Morgan Falls

    1.2 mi
    It's a easy hike to the waterfall being only 1.2 mile round trip, but traveling to the waterfall might take time as it's fairly remote. There is a $5 daily park fee.Directions can be complicated depending on which direction you are coming from, so I highly recommend entering it into your google m...
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  • Washburn, Wisconsin

    Houghton Falls

    3.0
    1.48 mi / 180 ft gain
    Houghton Falls State Nature Preserve is a small but mighty park located just north of Washburn, WI. Starting at the trailhead on Houghton Falls Rd, the trail takes you through a heavily forested area filled with hemlock, yew, and birch. About 1/3 mile in, the trail comes across the Echo Dells, a ...
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Kayak around Madeline Island

    Unless you're kayaking directly to Madeline Island, you can pick up the ferry in Bayfield and rent kayaks in La Pointe. If you're getting there with your own, start at Big Bay State Park and paddle to the south side of the island to see the sea caves. Then head back to the beach at Big Bay for l...
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Camp at North Fork Campground

    1.0
    North Fork campground isn't the most sought after campground, but it is a diamond in the rough and a great alternative if Brooklyn Lake Campground and Sugarloaf Campground are full. It is reservable, but they also have an abundance of first come first serve sites available. At 8,600 ft the campgr...
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  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    Camp at Crystal Lake Campground

    An incredibly popular campsite that surrounds Crystal Lake and that offers access to Muskellunge Lakes. The State Park off County Road N, near Sayner, is great for bike enthusiasts and families looking to dip their paddles into the blue waters. Prime campsites include high, dry ground with level ...
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  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    Hike the Fallison Lake Nature Trail

    2.5 mi
    Reachable by car or along the Heart of Vilas paved bike trail, start your trip by filling up your water bottle at the old manual well pump (if you forget there's another at the halfway point!). Turn right to start down the rolling 2.5 mile Red trail. If you're short on time, you can cut off some ...
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