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Michigan’s Raptors

Join the Pigeon River Discovery Center for the first program of our 2024 Community Event Series! Come see and learn about Michigan's raptors and their conservation from Skegemog Raptor Center, […]

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Hemingway’s Last Good Country: The Pigeon River Forest

A look at the influence Northern Michigan had on both Ernest Hemingway's personal life and literature through commentary and rare family photos provided by Christopher Struble, President of the Michigan […]

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The Discovery Center

The Pigeon River Country Discovery Center is dedicated to increasing visitors’ awareness and appreciation for the land, the wildlife and the history of the Pigeon River Country and to fostering a new generation of stewards and protectors of this unique place.

Tucked away in the heart of the Pigeon River Country State Forest is the new ADA accessible Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, established May 2018. On Twin Lakes Road (right behind forest Headquarters), each of the seven rooms of this historic log cabin has a different theme. Original documents and photographs, quotations and recorded interviews educate visitors about the forest’s history, the people who loved it, the controversies that shaped it, and its many recreational offerings. Multi-format exhibits highlight the delicate balance of forest life, man’s role in that balance, and the results of good decision making over the last 100 years. Educational programs for all ages are offered throughout the year.



  • Rudi Edel
  • Sandy Franz
  • Craig Kasmer
  • Mark Monroe
  • Lisha Ramsdell
  • Jan Kellogg
  • Pat Lunden – Emeritus

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