Ontonagon County

Lake of the Clouds – Photo Credit: Aaron Peterson

Often popular resort areas are crowded with people. Not here. At any given time, there are probably fewer people visiting Ontonagon County than living on a city block. This openness and quiet takes some getting used to, but once you do, it cleanses you from life’s stresses.

Whatever your interests are, from hiking to history, fishing to hunting, snowshoeing to snowmobiling, or waterfall bagging to mining, you’ll refresh your inner spirit here. Ontonagon County is home to the Porcupine Mountains, 1,200 miles of free-running streams and rivers, and pristine Lake Superior beaches. You can also enjoy the mighty Lake Gogebic, plus dozens of smaller inland lakes and thousands of acres of virgin forest.

When you visit, locals will direct you to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Not that you can ever explore in your lifetime all 60,000 acres, but do go up to the Lake of the Clouds Overlook, one of the most scenic spots in Michigan. Another “Porkies” must-see is the 40-foot high Summit Peak Observation Tower. At 1,958 feet above sea level it is one of the highest points in Michigan and offers vast vistas of old growth and virgin forests (gorgeous in fall), the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill near Ironwood and on a clear day, even the distant Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Downhill skiers will enjoy the park’s slopes, especially moving off the shoulders and into the trees.

Ontonagon Lighthouse
Photo credit: JoAnn Robinson

History buffs will want to tour the Ontonagon Harbor Lighthouse (1866). Or take the selfguided trails to old mining sites on the Union Mine Scenic Trail and Nonesuch Mine location. You can enter the adit of the old Carp Lake Mine. Explore the Minesota (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) Mine site near Rockland, once the most productive copper mine in the U.S. Or visit the Old Victoria Restoration site where mining days are brought back to life.

Bond Falls

Another U.P. high point, literally, is the Victoria Hydro on the West Branch of the Ontonagon, the highest hydroelectric dam in the midwest. And before you go home, decide for yourself if the “Paulding Mystery Light” is real or imagined.

Learn more: www.porcupinemountains.com or 906/884-2047

Visitor Links

Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce
Ontonagon Chamber of Commerce
Western U.P. Visitors Bureau
Porcupine Mountains CVB

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A & A Hardware & Auto Supply

15021 State Highway M28
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Adventure Mining Company

200 Adventure Ave
Greenland, MI 49929

Adventure Mountain Sports Area & Ski Hill

698 Depot St
Greenland, MI 49929

Agate Falls Scenic Site

State Highway M28
Trout Creek, MI 49947

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

Off of Hwy 28 between Bruce Crossing and Trout Creek. 7 miles SE of Bruce Crossing at roadside park. Access:  Uni

35131 State Highway M-28
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 575-3557
(906) 231-1999
E-Mail Address: iceman@walleyelodge.com
Website

All season snowmobiling and fishing resort located on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic and Highway M28.  SERTA perfe
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Alaskan Connection

15007 State Highway M28
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Alligator Eye

State Highway M64
Lake Gogebic (S), MI 49947

Phone: (906) 932-1330

The face of this rock looks like the alligator's eye, giving the hill its name. Part of the Ottawa National Forest. On M

120 Lincoln Ave
Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 662-9111
(906) 662-9111
E-Mail Address: silvercity.mi@americinn.com
Website

Newly Renovated and located in Silver City, MI, gateway to the Porkies, on the shore of Lake Superior. We offer 71 air-c
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Antiques The Heritage Mall

233 River
Ontonagon, MI 49953

ATV Trails in Ontonagon County

Phone: (800) 522-5657
Website

135 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Bergland to Sidnaw Route East Bergland to Sidn
Autumn Sports

25772 W State Highway M64
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Beer Belly Bob's Pub N Grub

115 Plank Rd
Greenland, MI 49929

Bergland Bay Bar

105 Pine St
Bergland, MI 49910

Bergland Cultural & Historic Center and Museum

691 W State Highway M28
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 236-0312
Website

Located off of M28 on the East side of Bergland. Operatated by the Friends of the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Cente
Bergland Dock

Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 842-3341

A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (
Bergland Ski Trails

Highway M64
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 884-2411
Website

The Bergland Ski Trail is located just one mile north of Bergland, off M-64. Scenic hardwoods and pockets of hemlock pro
Bergland Township Park

State Highway M28
Bergland, MI 49910

Big Iron River Mouth

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5277

A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of l
Bond Falls Flowage Campground

Bond Falls Rd
Paulding, MI 49912

Bond Falls Outpost

12371 Bond Falls Rd
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Bond Falls Scenic Site

Bond Falls Rd
Paulding, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 353-6558
Website

From US 2, to US 45 N. to Paulding turn right on Bond Falls Rd., 4 miles E. follow signs. Middle branch of Ontonagon
Borseth Insurance & Real Estate - Ewen

166 S Cedar St
Ewen, MI 49925

Borseth Insurance & Real Estate - Ontonagon

544 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Bunting's Balloons Etc

622 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Caledonia Mine

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Camp 1 Clothing

739 Pebble Beach Dr
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Carp Lake Township Library

35349 Mall Circle Dr
White Pine, MI 49971

Cascade Falls

Federal Highway H58
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 358-4724
E-Mail Address: info@porcupinemountains.com
Website

West branch of the Ontonagon River, 6.5 miles NE of Bergland Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15
Char's Café

13937 US Highway 45 S
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Citizens State Bank - Mass City

1305 Adventure Ave
Mass City, MI 49948

Citizens State Bank - Ontonagon

501 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-4165
E-Mail Address: gplatzke@csbont.com
Website

Citizens State Bank - White Pine

35337 Mall Cir
White Pine, MI 49971

County Line Lake

Paulding, MI 49969

Phone: (906) 875-3324

7 mi SW of Paulding A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launchin
Courtney Lake/Old Grade Ski Trail - Ottawa National Forest

Forest Route 1960
Mass City, MI 49948

Phone: (906) 884-6577
(906) 932-1330
Website

From Ontonagon, Mi., travel east on M-38 for approximately 21 miles to FR 1960. Turn right (South) onto FR 1960 and trav
C's Family Market

State Highway M38
Greenland, MI 49929

Da Yoopers Way Subs

13909 US Highway 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Deadman Lake

Watersmeet, MI 49969

Phone: (906) 932-1330

6 mi NE of Watersmeet A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only. The site is signed. 7&
Doc's Bar

305 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Domitrovich Realty Inc

234 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Dry Dock Bar

715 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ewen Boating Access Site - Ontonagon River

Ewen, MI 49925

Phone: (906) 842-3341

A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-top boats and canoes only. It h
Family Dollar - Ontonagon

751 Greenland Dr
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Fireside Gallery

1352 13th St
Mass City, MI 49948

Fourteen Mile Point Lighthouse

Ontonagon, MI 49953

PO Box 221
Ontonagon, MI 49953

E-Mail Address: Friendsoftheporkies@yahoo.com
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The Friends of the Porkies is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of all users of the Porcupine Mount
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202 Ontonagon St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-6797
E-Mail Address: upcandle@charter.net
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A unique gift shop, located on the river in the historic Gitche-Gumee Building, with the best view of the Ontonagon
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Great Lakes Trading Co

301 Lincoln Ave
Silver City, MI 49953

Greenland Pit Stop Bar & Grill

10701 State Highway M38
Greenland, MI 49929

Greenstone Falls

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5274

Located within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15
Greenwood/Bonanza Falls

White Pine, MI 49971

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Big Iron River, 4 miles N of White Pine Access:  Unimproved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. or Less
Harbor Town Café

409 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Holiday Foods

750 State Highway M38
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Holiday Station Stores - Ontonagon

103 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Hoop's Holler Tavern

115 Hoop North Holler Rd
Marenisco, MI 49947

314 Chippewa St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-2100
E-Mail Address: snowmotel@yahoo.com
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Open year round. Reasonable rates. Clean, carpeted spacious rooms. Color cable TV, electric heat, in-room phones, adjoin
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Inn Towne Pharmacy

200 Tin St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Jarvi's Bar

5009 Old US Highway 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Kolehmainen Real Estate - Ontonagon

918 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Krist Oil - Ontonagon

633 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Lake Gogebic

Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 575-3265
E-Mail Address: info@lakegogebicarea.com
Website

Four season vacation gem - largest inland lake in the U.P. with 13,000 acres of prime fishing for walleye, smallmouth ba
Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Of Commerce

18133 Tuski Rd
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 575-3265
(888) 464-3242
E-Mail Address: info@lakegogebicarea.com
Website

In 13,380 acres of prime fishing water, Lake Gogebic offers walleye, small mouth bass, northern pike, jumbo perch and so

301 Elm St
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 575-3262
E-Mail Address: lakegogebicmotel@hotmail.com
Website

Located on M-28 in the town of Bergland 1 block from Lake Gogebic. Also we are only 30 minutes from major ski hills. Sno
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Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-4735
E-Mail Address: info@porcupinemountains.com
Website

Nestled high in the 58,000 acres of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, this beautiful lake is an easy drive
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227 Farragut St
Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5145
E-Mail Address: lakeofthecloudsresort@yahoo.com
Website

Located just minutes from the Porcupine Mountains and right across the street from Lake Superior, or approximately 15 mi
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Little Trap Falls

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Carp River inlet, 5 miles SW of Silver City Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  45 min. or More
Logger's Alley

15037 State Highway M28
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Lou's Pharmacy

751 State Highway M38
Ontonagon, MI 49953

M-64 Truck Stop

1003 W State Highway M64
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Mac's Bar & Lounge

411 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Maki Company

State Highway M28
Ewen, MI 49925

Mazurek's Clothing Store

544 River
Ontonagon, MI 49953

McMiles Restaurant

State Highway M64
Ontonagon, MI 49953

McMillan Township Library

200 Cedar St
Ewen, MI 49925

Miners State Bank - Ontonagon

601 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Misery River Mouth

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 288-3321

7 mi E of 14 Mile Point A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where laun

34042 State Highway M107
Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5256
E-Mail Address: mtnviewlodges@jamadots.com
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The newest resort, right on the lake, in the Western U.P. Conveniently located right on the sandy shore of Lake Sup
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Nonesuch Falls

White Pine, MI 49971

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Iron River, 1.5 miles W of White Pine Access:  Unimproved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. or Less
Nonesuch Gallery

638 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Nonsuch Mine

Ontonagon, MI 49953

North Country Trail - Ontonagon

Northern Land & Sales

115 Old Norwich Trail
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Northern Lights Antiques & Artisans

14218 Himanka Hill Rd
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Northwoods Candlelight Inn

18374 State Highway M38
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-6300
E-Mail Address: nwci@jamadots.com

O-Kun-De-Kun Falls

Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Phone: (906) 358-4724

Baltimore River, 8 miles N of Bruce Crossing Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. - 45 m
Old Victoria Restoration

25401 Victoria Dam Rd
Rockland, MI 49960

Olsons Family Market

Cedar St
Ewen, MI 49925

One of a Kind Rug Weaver

PO Box 362
Rockland, MI 49960

Ontonagon Aviation

636 Alsace Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon County Airport/Schuster Field

Phone: (906) 884-6214

General Aviation Airport/Public No Commercial Service

326 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-4735
E-Mail Address: ontcofc@up.net
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Whatever your favorite time of year or whatever your favorite outdoor activity, the Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce
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Ontonagon County Fairgrounds

Depot St
Greenland, MI 49929

Phone: (906) 883-3162
E-Mail Address: ontcofair@yahoo.com

Ontonagon County Historical Museum

422 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-6165
E-Mail Address: ochs@jamadots.com
Website

Ontonagon County Park

State Highway M64
Merriweather, MI 49947

Ontonagon County Telephone Co

618 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Golf Club

19906 Firesteel Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Harbor West Pierhead

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Herald Company

326 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Lighthouse

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-6165
E-Mail Address: ochs@jamadots.com
Website

Ontonagon Municipal Ramp

Ontonagon, MI 49953

A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (
Ontonagon Theater of the Performing Arts Inc

311 N Steel St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Township Library

311 N Steel St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon Township Park

Lakeshore Dr
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ontonagon True Value

200 Tin St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Ottawa National Forest

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Overlook Falls

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15 min
Pantti's Party Store

100 National Ave
Rockland, MI 49960

Pat's Foods - Ontonagon

751 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Pat's Motor Sports

10612 State Highway M38
Greenland, MI 49929

Paulding General Store

4730 US Highway 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Phone: (906) 827-3734

 
Paulding Mystery Light

Paulding, MI 49912

For some night time activity, drive 4 mi South of Paulding to Robbins Pond Rd. Keep going straight the the barrier, turn
Paulding Pond

Paulding, MI 49969

Phone: (906) 932-1330

2 mi S of Paulding A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-top boats a

22608 Lakeshore Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-4230
E-Mail Address: petcot@up.net
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Open all year. 14 spacious 1 and 2 bedroom cottages and 2 large 3 bedroom luxury vacation homes nestled in a white birch
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Pewabeck Falls

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Little Iron River, 6 miles SE of Silver City Access:  Little or No Trail Walking Time:  15 min. - 45 m
Pizza N Stuff

409 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Plutchak's Convenience Store

1364 13th St
Mass City, MI 49948

725 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-2047
E-Mail Address: info@porcupinemountains.com
Website

The Porcupine Mountains CVB is here to help make your vacation all that it can be! Offering hundreds of miles of hiking
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Porcupine Mountains Ski Area

412 S Boundary Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

"Ski the Porkies!" The Midwest's most scenic ski area also features the states highest vertical.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park/Trails

33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

On the shores of Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains contain the Midwest's largest remaining stand of old growth timb
Porkey's Pub & Grill

120 Lincoln Ave
Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5311

Located in the AmericInn of the Porcupine Mountains. Mobil**, AAA***. A family restaurant with a full menu, American sty
Robbins Pond - Ottawa National Forest

Paulding, MI 49912

Phone: (906) 358-4551
(906) 932-1330
Website

3 mi S of Paulding Boat Launch: A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for ca
Rockland Township Branch Library

40 National Ave
Rockland, MI 49960

Rousseau Bar

26137 Dishneau Rd
Mass City, MI 49948

Roxey's

411 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

22554 Lakeshore Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-4866
E-Mail Address: sctts@charter.net
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v\:* { BEHAVIOR: url (#default#vml) } Located 1 1/2 miles west of Ontonagon. Completely remodeled Inn with motel ro
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Scotty's American Pro Shop

609 S 4th
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Settlers Co-Op BP/Hot Stuff Pizzeria

14043 US Highway 45 N
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Settlers Depot Gallery

14896 Old US Highway 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Settlers Federal Credit Union - Bruce Crossing

14623 State Highway M28
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Shamrock

401 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Silver City General Store

210 Lincoln Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Silver Image Gallery

250 Hubbell
Silver City, MI 49953

Snowmobiling in Ontonagon County

725 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Phone: (906) 884-4735
Region: Western
Website

Snowmobile Trail Report For lodging, restaurants or other listings in Ontonagon County, visit the Ontonagon County Page
South Branch Saloon

210 S Cedar St
Ewen, MI 49925

Stannard Township Park

Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

State Bank of Ewen

207 S Cedar St
Ewen, MI 49925

Steusser Lake

Ewen, MI 49925

Phone: (906) 932-1330

6 mi S of Ewen A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only. The site is signed. 10 p
Steve's Sporting Goods

203 Elm St
Bergland, MI 49910

Stubb's Bar

500 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Subway - Ontonagon

201 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Sudden Lake

Nisula, MI 49952

Phone: (906) 932-1330

7 mi W of Nisula A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only. The site is signed. 6 
Summit Peak

Ontonagon, MI 49953

24077 W State Highway M64
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-2187
E-Mail Address: sunshine@up.net
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PETS ARE WELCOME. Located 3 miles west of Ontonagon ,15 minutes away from the Porcupine Mountains, numerous waterfalls,
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Superior Pub

251 Lincoln Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953

26156 W State Highway M64
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-2653
(800) 344-5355
E-Mail Address: info@superior-shores-resort.com
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A year round resort located on beautiful Lake Superior. Fully equipped cottages with kitchens and motel rooms have refri
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Syl's Café

713 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Tailfeather's Bar & Grill

State Highway M28
Bergland, MI 49910

The Apothecary

101 Mineral River Plaza
White Pine, MI 49971

The Foothills Restaurant

251 Lincoln
Silver City, MI 49953

400 Main St
White Pine, MI 49971

Phone: (906) 885-5170
Website

We offer an excellent dining atmosphere with great views of wild bear in the summer and deer in the winter. We have a co
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The White Door General Store

142 Division St
Trout Creek, MI 49967

Timberline Sports

35714 E State Highway M28
Bergland, MI 49910

34275 State Highway M28
Lake Gogebic (N), MI 49910

Phone: (906) 575-3542
E-Mail Address: fishhuntstay@thetimbersresort.com
Website

On M-28 and the north shore of Lake Gogebic. Family resort in the center of year round recreation area excellent hunting
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Tom's Service Center

850 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Township Park - Ontonagon

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Twilly's Sports Bar & Grill

13909 US Highway 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

35653 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5324
E-Mail Address: info@unionrivercampground.com
Website

Camp, hike, swim. Located 15 miles west of Ontonagon at the base of the Porcupine Mountains and by the sandy shore of La
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Unnamed Falls - Pinkerton Creek

Silver City, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275

Pinkerton Creek, Located within the Porcupine Mtns Wilderness State Park Access:  Improved Trail Walking Ti
U Save River Center

200 Tin St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

315 Quartz St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Village Video

622 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Vintage Clothiers

419 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Wagar's Women's Apparel

301 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Western UP Water Trail - Ontonagon County

White Birch Apiary

15646 Gem Hill Rd
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Wilderness Adventures & Supplies

211 Lincoln Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953

WOAS 88.5 FM

701 Parker Ave
Ontonagon, MI 49953

WUPY 101 FM Superior Country

622 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

74 National Ave
Rockland, MI 49960

611 Plank Rd
MI 49929 US

Phone: (906) 883-3894
Region: Western
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