Skiing by lantern in the Porkies

Dec 30, 2012

ONTONAGON COUNTY, MI (AP)--   Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is offering cross-country skiing and snowshoeing by lantern light this winter. 

Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminated a one-mile trail Saturday at the park located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Silver City in Ontonagon County. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop.

The trail is located off M-107 across from the downhill ski area.

The event also will be held in January and February.