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The audio tour guides drivers from the park’s Wilderness Visitor Center to Lake of the Clouds, one of the park’s most popular attractions. The narration covers a variety of topics, from geology and old-growth forest, to the park’s cabins, hiking trails, winter recreation area and more.
“The new audio tour offers information that will be interesting to both first-time visitors and people who have been here multiple times,” said DNR Park Interpreter Bob Wild. “We are trying out some news ways to share information with our customers, and this audio tour is an example of technology and nature converging in one convenient package.”
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The audio tour can be downloaded in advance, or by using the visitor center’s WiFi connection, at www.michigan.gov/dnrvisitorcenters. Click on “Wilderness Visitor Center” and go to the “Things to Do” section to find the audio files and a printable map, depicting the tour’s route.
Once on the tour, signs along the road will prompt motorists to begin listening to the corresponding track. The first sign is found on the entrance road to the visitor center and nine more are located along Highway 107, with the last sign located at Lake of the Clouds.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is located at 33303 Headquarters Rd., Ontonagon, in the western Upper Peninsula. For more information, contact the park at 906-885-5206 or go online to www.michigan.gov/porkies.