The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Porkies lantern-lit event draws both locals, tourists


January 15, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

PARK INTERPRETER Bob Wild feeds a fire Saturday for people looking to warm themselves during a lantern-lit trek in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.


ONTONAGON - The Superior Loop at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a broad, winding trail, full of white winter quiet; but when nearly 80 kerosene lanterns illuminate the way, it becomes a romantic Victorian experience.

Such was the case Saturday evening when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources offered a lantern-lit event for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Ontonagon County.

"It's a great venue for this," said Keith Snyder of Houghton, who had visited here before in the summer. As for snowshoeing, he said, "I've never don...

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