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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan

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Covering 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park remains one of the few large wilderness areas in the Midwest. The park boasts various natural attractions—a 35,000-acre forest, roaring waterfalls, secluded lakes, scenic rivers and streams, and over 90 miles of hiking trails. The native Ojibwe people named the mountains after the shape of their silhouette, which resembles a crouching porcupine. To locals, the park is now fondly known as “the Porkies.” —Prepared by the World Tribune staff

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