Stunning Views Are Why This Michigan Park Is The Most Beautiful In America
Michigan has 106 state parks stretching from Fort Wilkins in the Upper Peninsula all the way down to Coldwater in the Lower Peninsula.
One of those state parks has just been voted the 'Most Beautiful' state park in America.
Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Is America's Most Beautiful State Park
The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park has been voted as America's Most Beautiful State Park by Travel Lens.
The study analyzed Yelp reviews for words synonymous with beautiful (such as stunning, breathtaking) to determine the most beautiful state park in the country. Out of more than 6,000 state parks across America, Porcupine Mountains was at the top of the list with 89% of its Yelp reviews.
"Camping in Michigan is one of my favorite things. This park has so much to offer for any nature enthusiast. There are miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, slides and cascades, and if a state park campground isn't your thing there are multiple cabins, yurts, and backpack sites you can hike out to. We were able to find several hikes more appropriate for kids that are incredibly peaceful and jaw-dropping at the same time." - Becky N
These Are The Top Ten State Parks In America According To Travel Lens
1. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness, Michigan
2. Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont
3. Grayson Highlands, Virginia
4. Hocking Hills, Ohio
5. Deception Pass, Washington
6. Brown County, Indiana
7. Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
8. Waiʻānapanapa, Hawaii
9. Eldorado Canyon, Colorado
10. Baxter, Maine
What Can You See And Do At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park?
The Michigan DNR says Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park covers 60,000 acres and is home to a 35,000-acre old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, miles of rivers and streams, 90-plus miles of hiking trails, modern and rustic campgrounds, backcountry camping, the Lake Superior shoreline and more.
Where Is Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Located?
Unless you live in the U.P. it's a long trip to get to the Porcupine Mountains.
But from the pictures above it looks like it's worth it.
Google Maps says from Grand Rapids to Porcupine Mountins it's an 8hr 45min / 543-mile drive.
How To Stay At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
You can find lots of great lodging information to plan a trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park by clicking here.