Ontonagon is located in Michigan’s Ontonagon County at the mouth of the Ontonagon River on Lake Superior. The town has a population of 1,274 and was founded in 1843. The crown jewel of Ontonagon County is Porcupine Wilderness State Park which is 13.5 miles west via M-64 from town. The park is the largest park east of the Mississippi with several hundred miles of trails, numerous camping and RV park sites, and scenic overlooks. A trip west along M-107, the shortest highway in Michigan, will take you to Lake of the Clouds, probably the most photographed site in the Upper Peninsula. The sandy beaches between Ontonagon and the Park provide some of the finest areas to wade and swim in Lake Superior. Tour the Ontonagon Lighthouse, one of the oldest on Lake Superior, and visit Ontonagon County Historical Museum in downtown Ontonagon, one of the finest museums in the Upper Peninsula.