Located just a short drive from Ironwood is Michigan’s only mountain range – the Porcupine Mountains. The area is fantastic for hiking, backpacking, and exploring through spring, summer, and fall. The perfect itinerary for the Porkies includes a fuel-up at Copper Cup leaving town, a stop at Lake of the Clouds, and a visit to Summit Peak.
Lake of the Clouds is the most popular viewpoint in the area, with an elevated view of the valley and lakes below. On the other side of the range, Summit Peak is a lookout tower that allows you to stand on one of the highest points in Michigan.