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What to Do, Volume 2: Porcupine Mountains

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

The Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center, located in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, introduces visitors to the rich wilderness heritage of this 60,000-acre park. Set alongside the largest old-growth hardwood-hemlock forest in the Great Lakes region, the center features exhibits and programs that tell the story of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.

The center has a 100-seat auditorium, and an exhibit hall featuring natural communities of the mountains and native wildlife species including fisher, goshawk, gray wolf, porcupine, peregrine falcon, bear and beaver. The exhibit hall also displays the history of the Porcupine Mountains from prehistoric copper miners to the lumber camps of the early 1900s.


Mailing Address: 33303 Headquarters Road Ontonagon, MI 49953


The visitor center is located along South Boundary Road, near the 107 junction.

Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EDT

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