Konteka Getaway

Konteka Black Bear Resort - www.thekonteka.com

the konteka bearsLocated in historic White Pine, the Konteka Resort, makes a perfect headquarters for exploring northwestern Ontonagon County, Michigan. The resort is just a couple of miles from the shore of Lake Superior and only a 20 minute drive from the Lake of the Clouds in the heart of the Porcupine Mountains. This vast wilderness is part of the Ottawa National Forest and that means there are dozens of things to see and do within easy driving range, from Lake Gogebic to the south, iron mine tours to the east and 4 waterfalls on one road to the west, to the famous Mystery Light in Paulding.

During the warm months of the year, the wild bears are a big attraction.  Most days at the end of the lunch period or dinner time.  The Konteka disposes of the kitchen scraps just outside the dining room.  In a few moments the wild bears will come trundling out of the trees to get their dailly treat.  The whole thing is visible through the huge windows that make up one wall of the dining room.

Here are a few suggestions for a getaway to the Konteka.
Day 1 - Waterfalls - With over 90 waterfalls, big and small in the area, you will have to pick and choose or mix some in with other destinations. Some favorites are the more noted Bonanza Falls, just south of The Konteka on M-74, Agate Falls and Bond Falls.  Lesser known O Kun De Kun & Kakabika Falls are awesome - Presque Isle Falls is at the extreme west end of the Porcupine Mountains.
Day 2 - Scenic Drives - On the drive to the Black River Harbor there are 4 waterfalls along the way, all easily viewed. - Driving around Lake Gogebic - Take a drive to the Lake of the Clouds, watch for the bat cave along the way.  In autumn enjoy the Ontonagon Color Tour Drive .
Day 3 - Unique Destinations - Historic Lighthouse - Old Victoria - Rockland Spice Vault - Adventure Mine Tour - Ontonagon Trails