We were missing Dani- but we had a great time yesterday @porcupinemountainscvb The #porcupinemountains Escarpment Trail is not for the faint of heart! Absolutely worth it though- stunning! It was a nice cool day with practically zero bugs! 👍 A little over 8 miles means we slept well last night. 😊
Do you have a favorite Michigan State Park?
🍁Pictured here is Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park—at roughly 60,000 acres, it is Michigan's largest state park! We are so lucky to have so many beautiful places in our state to call home. In our March/April issue of Michigan History magazine, author John Pepin gave us an in-depth look into the making of Michigan's state parks, their foundings, and some of the more popular parks' histories and modern-day achievements.
🍁Learn more about the history of our beautiful parks in our magazine! Link can be found in our Instagram bio or on our website.
🍁Photo courtesy of Dennis Buchner.
5 907 April, 2020
Did you know we have mountains in Michigan? The Porcupine Mountains are closer to Milwaukee and Chicago than Detroit, but worth the visit for any Midwest hiker. We did a 4 night backpacking trip at the porkies!
It may be the smallest drop waterfall on the Presque Isle River (Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park) but its crest (width) makes up for its size. Depending on river volume this waterfall can spread up to 150 feet. This photograph is Manido Falls with a crest around 50 feet. I liked the water volume at this level because it really shows the textures and details of the underlying rocks. At these water levels it also forces the water to find different routes, almost creating a wrap around staircase effect.
"Wrap Around Staircase"
Manido Falls, Porcupine Mountain State Park,