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Ontonagon, Michigan

Ontonagon is located at the junction of US-45 and M-64 in Ontonagon County.  Ontonagon - place of the bowl.  Ontonagon was visited by voyageurs, Jesuits, and prospectors seeking copper from the late 1600’s until the mid 1800’s.  The famous Ontonagon Boulder was found upstream and is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. Its site lays in the claim pre-empted by prospector James Kirk Paul in 1843. He built his log cabin here and began to plat the town, recording his plant in 1854. Incorporated as a village in 1885. It was in Houghton County until Ontonagon was organized in 1853. The name Ontonagon was first found on a Jesuit map of 1672, identifying the river which flows through the area and taken from the Chippewa word Nan-ton-a-gon, meaning bowl, from the shape of the river's mouth. Above Informational excerpts from Michigan Place Names, by Walter Romig, L.H.D.

Attractions

Fourteen Mile Point Lighthouse, Lake Superior, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4735.  Fourteen Mile Point Light Station is located on private property some 14 miles east of Ontonagon. The old trail the keepers used has long since overgrown and has become impenetrable. While views of the station can be had from a boat, we ask that anyone attempting to photograph the station honor the privacy rights of the owners, and do so from offshore. Special arrangement can be made through the Historical Society at (906) 884-6165.

Greenstone Falls

Ontonagon Lighthouse, 422 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-6165. Located in Ontonagon County on the south bank of Ontonagon River. Lighthouse Tours are available in summer Monday - Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00  p.m., originating at the Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum at 422 River  Street. Tours are also available by appointment during the off-season. Tour  Groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.

Overlooked Falls

Dining Out

Syl's Cafe, 713 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2522

Lodging

Harbor View Lodge, 904 River St., Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 932-4850

Inn Towne Motel, 314 Chippewa Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2100

Michigan Bed & Breakfast Guide, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Mountain View Lodges

Northern Michigan Cabin & Cottage Rentals, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Ontonagon Township Park, Lakeshore Drive, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2930

Petersons Chalet Cottages, 287 Lakeshore Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9675, Phone: (906) 884-4230

Scott's Superior Inn and Cabins and Guide Service, 22554 Lakeshore Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4866

Sunshine Motel, Cabins & Campground, 1442 M-64, Ontonagon, Michigan 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2187

Superior Shores Resort, 1823 M 64, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2653

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Organizations

Michigan Retiree Activities Office (RAO) (Military Retirees) , 5671 Skeel Ave., P. O. Box 438, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, Phone:  (989) 739-2777

Outdoors

Bob Lake Campground, 1209 Rockland Road, Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2411

Courtney Lake Campground, 1209 Rockland Dr., Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2411

Golfing Michigan, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Michigan Paddlesports Directory, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Ontonagan Golf Course, 19906 Firesteel Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4130

Ontonagon Township Park, Lakeshore Drive, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2930

Ottawa National Forest Ontonagon Ranger District, 1209 Rockland Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2085

Porcupine Mountains Ski Resort

Porcupine Mountains State Park (Porkies), 412 S. Boundary Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5275

River Pines RV Park & Campground, 600 River Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4600

Scott's Superior Inn and Cabins and Guide Service, 22554 Lakeshore Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4866

Sunshine Motel, Cabins & Campground, 1442 M-64, Ontonagon, Michigan 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2187

Services

Heritage Antiques, 233 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4747

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