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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

Rides will take place from noon to 7pm EST on Saturdays and Sundays in late September and the first three weekends of October.

September 15 – 16, 2018
September 22 – 23, 2018
September 29 – 30, 2018
October 6 – 7, 2018
October 13 – 14, 2018


Contact the state park at 906-885-5275 for more details.

The roughly 59,000-acre state park managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is Michigan’s largest and is situated in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.

The chairlift rides will be offered over four weekends in the fall. (Schedule may change, call ahead for latest info.)

“A visit to the Porcupine Mountains offers some of the best fall colors anywhere,” said Bob Wild, DNR interpreter at the park. “Take part in the many fall activities being offered and take home some great memories.”

Cost is $7 per person. Children ages 12 and younger ride free.

The ski hill at the park is located a half-mile west of the Union Bay Campground along Ontonagon County Road 107.

“Ride the chairlift to the top of the ski hill and either hike or ride the lift back down for some great scenery overlooking Lake Superior,” Wild said. “Bring a camera.”

Here are some details on the park’s additional fall activities:

Interpretive Programs

Interpretive programs are offered Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 4. Programs featured have included “Guided Bear Den Hike,” “Agate Hunting,” “Gray Wolf Hike,” “History of the Porcupine Mountains,” “Beach Crafts” and “Lake of the Clouds Guided Hike.”


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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides (October 3, 2015) – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)


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