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Mountain View Lodges – Silver City

Mountain View Lodges & Gallery is the newest resort in The Wilds of Michigan! Nestled in the foothills of the Porcupine Mountains, right on the sandy shore of Lake Superior, just 50′ to 100′ from the water! Our northern Michigan “cabin” rentals offer all the conveniences of home in a majestic wilderness setting. The two-bedroom cabins boast fully equipped kitchens, screen porches, BBQ grills, CATV, phones, and WIFI. Gaze at the vibrant sunsets from the comfort of your cabin or while enjoying a toasty fire on the beach. Or take in the vista of the shoreline from one of the kayaks available to guests.

Your spacious cabin welcomes you into the warm living room featuring an exceptional view of Lake Superior and all the comforts of home.

Enjoy the view from your fully equipped kitchen as you prepare your gourmet meals or a snack for the hike. Listen to the waves while dining in the screen porch or BBQ right from your deck. Have a picnic on the beach just steps from your door.

Two bedrooms easily accommodate your needs. Each has a queen sized bed in one room and either two twins or a queen in the second. And each can host up to six people by utilizing the queen size sofa sleeper. All linens are provided.

Your full bath offers hot steamy showers for your return from a long day in the wilderness. Bath towels are provided.

Mountain View Lodges
34042 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5256

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Remember, MVL is located in the middle of BEAR COUNTRY! Here are some tips in case you run into one of these guys on the trails in the park!

IF YOU SEE A BEAR
Congratulations! A bear sighting is a rare occurrence and will be a memory to cherish. Stay at least 150 feet (45 meters) away from the bear and enjoy watching how a bear moves through the landscape or forages for natural foods. If a bear alters its behavior in response to your presence, you are too close.

Black bear are generally fearful of humans and will leave an area if they are aware of your presence. Only on very rare occasions, a black bear may attack. These bears are often habituated bears that have lost their fear of people.

While hiking in the woods, don't surprise bears. Make your presence known. Make noise by talking loudly, singing, or clapping hands, particularly when coming around blind corners or bluffs.

If you do see a bear and you are at safe distance, remain calm and avoid sudden movements. Give the bear plenty of room, allowing it to continue its activities undisturbed. If the bear doesn't see you, watch carefully and enjoy the opportunity to view at a safe distance--but do detour quickly and quietly. If it changes its behavior, you are too close, so back away. Do not approach! Bears are wild and their behavior is sometimes unpredictable. Treat bear encounters with extreme caution and follow these guidelines:

Be aware of two types of bear behavior, offensive and defensive
Defensive behavior includes swatting at the ground or vegetation, vocalizations such as blowing or jaw snapping, or lunging at you and stopping or veering away (bluff-charge).
Offensive behavior includes walking fast/deliberately towards you; walking with the head low to the ground, ears often held back. Vocalizations and swatting actions generally are absent.
If you see a bear, and it sees you, slowly back away, talking sternly to the bear ("hey bear/I see you/no bear") in a low voice. You want it to know you are human. It may stand to get a better view or sniff the air for your scent.
If the bear stops what it was doing, watches you, or stands its ground, you are too close. This may promote aggressive defensive behavior from the bear such as making loud vocalizations, swatting the ground, or bluff-charging (running toward you and stopping). This is a sign the bear is demanding more space and wants you to back off. Don't run--slowly back away, while watching the bear and talking in a stern tone. Try to increase the distance between you and the bear. The bear will probably do the same.
If the bear's behavior indicates it is on the offensive, give it the right of way and change your travel direction. If it appears to be after your food, separate yourself from the food and back away while talking in a low/stern tone. Do not try to protect your food.
If a bear persistently follows or approaches you (offensive behavior), stand your ground. Act aggressively (yell/make noise) and try to intimidate the bear. Make yourselves look as large as possible (raise your arms, move to higher ground, or if in a group huddle together) and assert your dominance. Throw non-food objects such as rocks at the bear. Use a deterrent such as a stout stick. Don't run and don't turn away from the bear.
If a bear charges:

Remember that many bears charge as a bluff. They may run, then veer off or stop abruptly. Stand your ground until the bear stops, then slowly back away.
Never run from a bear! They will chase you and bears can run faster than 30 mph.
Don't run towards or climb a tree. Black bears can climb trees, and many bear will be provoked to chase you if they see you climbing.
If you are physically attacked, fight back aggressively with any available object-a backpack, stick, rocks, or your bare hands. Do not play dead.
If you encounter a bear on a trail:

DO: Step at least 150 feet (50 yards) off the trail and give the bear plenty of room to pass, if possible. If not possible, yell at the bear, and stay a safe distance from the bear. Keep small children near adults. Please report the sighting to a park ranger.
DON'T: Approach or surround a bear. Never run from a bear or get between a sow and her cubs.
If a bear approaches you in a picnic area or campground:

DO: Yell aggressively at the bear. Keep small children near adults.
Please report the sighting to a park ranger immediately.
DON'T: Approach or surround a bear. Never run from a bear or get between a sow and her cubs. NEVER store food, beverages (other than water), trash, or scented items in tents or leave food unattended.

Please report all bear observations and incidents to a park ranger immediately. Above all, keep your distance from bears!
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Manabezho Falls on the wild and scenic Presque Isle River in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
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