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.
near the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
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.
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
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.
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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Recreation and attractions in the Porkies and Ontonagon area; hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, off roading, waterfalls, historic buildings. copper mine tours, museums, birdwatching, wildlife, and sightseeing.