Hiking season begins in Porkies wilderness state park


May 25, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

RETURNING FROM a hike last Sunday in the Presque Isle Scenic Area of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are Ryan and Rebecca Morse of Marshfield, Wisconsin, and their dog, Mabel. The sign at the trail's entry provides a map of the entire area.


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WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Crisp air and a lack of flies and mosquitoes make spring and early summer a great time to enjoy hiking in local parks.

That was the case on Sunday at the Presque Isle Unit of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Wakefield Township.

"We hiked out to visit Speakers Cabin," said Lisa Talon, who was in the park area with Lissette Neville.

They are both from Crystal Falls, and were waiting for Talon's husband, son and two of her son's friends, who had spent the day fishing on the Presque Isle River.

Talon said they've hike...

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