Union Springs Scenic Site

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area location

Recognition: Legally Dedicated Natural Area

Size: 160 acres

Location: In the eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula park, approximately 4 miles southwest of Silver City

Management: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Activities: Hiking, cross-country skiing, nature study, photography

Importance: Contains Michigan's second largest natural spring within a rugged wilderness area. A white-cedar swamp surrounds the spring and its stream, although aspen dominates the adjacent upland areas. Beaver workings are present along the stream.

Snow covered pine trees at Union Springs Scenic Site

Snow covered pine trees at Union Springs Scenic Site