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Union Springs Scenic Site

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.