RECREATION IN ONTONAGON COUNTY

Ontonagon County has over 1,300 square miles of forests, lakes, streams and Lake Superior shoreline. Most of Ontonagon County is public land for you to explore and enjoy.

Lodging at Peterson's Cottages and Vacation Homes
near the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Midwest can be found here, including the mystical Lake of the Clouds, the wild and scenic Ontonagon River, and over 24 soothing or thunderous waterfalls.

Sightseeing, bird watching, fishing, skiing, hunting, snowmobiling and ATV-ing are among the activities that can be enjoyed in grand fashion. This is a photographer's paradise.

Petersons Cottages and Vacation Homes are only 14 miles from The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness, Michigan's largest state park. It contains 92 square miles of mostly undeveloped wilderness. The terrain is rugged and beautiful, accessed by a number of hiking trails.

A Four Season Vacationland

SPRING - Wildflowers dot the landscape in soft hues of pink, purple, blue and white. Rediscover the sandy beach and its treasures. Cook out a memorable meal on a charcoal grill and watch the northern lights put on a show.

FISHING - Fishing is rewarding and productive in Ontonagon County. Lake trout, steelhead, brown trout, whitefish, coho and chinook salmon can be found in the cold deep waters of Lake Superior. Walleye, northern pike, bass and jumbo perch populate the countless inland lakes. Brook trout are abundant in many streams. A marina with all the amenities is located in Ontonagon.

lake superior beach, petersons cottages, ontonagon michigan

SUMMER - Swim, boat or fish in crystal clear Lake Superior. On shore, pick agates or driftwood and then watch a spectacular sunset followed by a beach fire. Visiting the beautiful waterfalls, hiking, canoeing, biking, jogging, golfing, sightseeing, exploring old ghost towns, mine sites and cemeteries, bird watching, sunbathing and sailing are some of the activities you may enjoy.

Ontonagon County has over 50 miles of Lake Superior shoreline, perfect for personal watercraft riding. Docking facilities are located at the Ontonagon Village Marina. The canoeing enthusiast will find ample canoe routes on the Ontonagon River and other smaller rivers

FALL - Enjoy nature's color show outdoors and a cheery fire indoors (we provide the wood). Hiking and hunting are popular too. Ontonagon County's forests are populated by maples, birches and aspens that become ablaze with color in the fall. Come see why we consider autumn the best season to enjoy ontonagon County. Fall is a good time for meandering the forest highways and trails with scenic vistas at every turn.

HUNTING Thousands of acres of public access land offer hunters plentiful whitetail deer, bear and gamebirds. Game species include bear, deer, geese, ducks and ruffed grouse. There is outstanding deer and bear hunting in the area

lake superior beach at petersons cottages, ontonagon, mi

WINTER - Ontonagon County gets an average of 200 inches of snowfall annually, which makes for unparalleled winter recreation on the slopes and trails. "Big Snow Country" means magnificent skiing and snowmobiling. Snowmobile rental nearby.

SKIING - The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ski Area has power-tilled runs through magnificent old growth forests, with spectacular views of Lake Superior. Two chairlifts, a T-bar and a rope tow make for short lift lines. There is a 641' vertical drop, the highest in the Midwest. A casual family atmosphere makes "The Porkies" special.

The Park maintains 30 miles of groomed Nordic trails that challenge and reward the adventurous cross country skiers.

SNOWSHOEING - Opportunities for snowshoeing abound in Ontonagon county with thousands of acres of snow-covered back country wilderness to explore.

SNOWMOBILING -There are nearly 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Ontonagon County that pass through some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in the midwest. Trails connect to others in the western U.P. and beyond. Snowmobile rentals nearby.

Ski the fabulous Porcupine Mountains, snowmobile the hundreds of miles of scenic groomed trails, relax around the fireplace and plan your next day with friends and family. Whatever the season or whatever the reason that you visit Ontonagon County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a stay at Petersons will be relaxing and rewarding. Honeymooners, families, sports enthusiasts, nature lovers will want to return again and again.

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Peterson's Cottages
22608 Lakeshore Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: 906-884-4230
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