the boundaries of Ontonagon and Gogebic counties are
many beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls. In the Autumn,
the waterfalls are framed by maple crimson and aspen
gold. In the winter, they create strange ice formations.
All are spectacles of white splendor that are sure to
make any vacation memorable. Below you will find brief
descriptions of the more popular waterfalls, which includes
directions on how to reach them.
Superior Falls - Extremely beautiful gorge.
Access is moderately easy.
Directions: From Highway US 2 in Ironwood. Go North
on Lake Rd. This is approximately 25 mile drive. You
will see a marker on the road that says Superior Falls.
Turn north (right) on that gravel road. Continue down
the small hill to the parking lot. Walk down the road
to the River Mouth and Lake Superior. Then walk upstream
1/3 mile to Superior Falls. Superior Dam Falls is
a little further upstream. If you have time, stop
at Little Girls Point Park for a picnic. You will
see this park on Lake Road on your way to the Falls.
Agate Falls - Large beautiful waterfall that
is visited by many people. The trail is well marked
and easy to find.
Directions: Go 6.5 miles East of Bruce Crossing on
Highway M-28. You will see a sign on the Highway at
the Bridge. Park in the parking area on the south.
Follow the well marked trail under the bridge to the
Falls - A unique large waterfall that you should
be sure NOT to miss, which is located on the middle
branch of the Ontonagon River. This waterfall has been
photographed for commercials and other various advertisement.
Directions: Take Highway US 45 to the town of Paulding.
You will find the waterfall 2.5 miles East of Paulding
on Bond Falls Road. Walk the well marked and cultivated
trails to the waterfall.
Bakers Falls - This waterfall has two large
drops. The walk is short and easy, but not marked with
Directions: Between Bessemer and Wakefield on US
2 turn north on Blackjack Road. At the second gas
line clearing park your car and walk to the west.
At the river bank go north. Explore the view is best
from below. This is a steep bank, but walkable with
Porcupine Mountains Presque Isle Park
At the Presque Isle Park you will find Manido, Nawadaha,
and Manabezho Falls. At the parking areas, you will
find signs showing you the way to the waterfalls. Guests
are able to walk both sides of the River on a well developed
walkway. Historical Markers along the river will intrigue
Manabezho Falls - This is a very wide beautiful
waterfall with an extremely large drop. Easily - accessible
and very few steps.
Falls - This waterfall is a short additional walk
from Manabezho Falls. It is smaller than Manabezho Falls,
but proves to be just as wide and photogenic.
Nawadaha Falls - This waterfall is an additional
short walk from Manido Falls. The rapid current will
be sure to grab your attention.
Directions: Just outside of Wakefield on Highway
M28 take County Rd 519 North up a incline. Follow
that road! When you come to South Boundary Rd keep
going straight (This will lead you to the park). Please
take your time and enjoy the view. This road is approximately
22 miles long.
Caution: The falls and Rapids of the Presque Isle River
have very strong currents and numerous deep holes. Please
respect the power and hidden dangers of this turbulent
and beautiful river. The park includes a picnic, camping,
and parking area. There are numerous other waterfalls
within the Porcupine Mountains State Parks interior.
For more information on these waterfalls you can reach
the park office at 906-885-5275.
Cascade Falls - This waterfall has an array
of steps with a tremendous amount of water. Located
on the West Branch of the Ontonagon River.
Directions: Heading East of Bergland on M-28, take
USFS 222 (Forest Highway 222, BECOMES 400 Forest Highway)
Northeast from M-28. You will see a well-marked parking
lot to the right. Walk the mile groomed trail to the
Powdermill Falls - Large waterfall that has
a good amount of water falling into a large pool. This
walk is short and easy.
Directions: From Highway US 2 between Ironwood &
Bessemer, go north on Powderhorn Road approximately
two miles. You will see a sign for the Alpine Inn
& Village. Just past that sign is a dirt road
on you left and a dirt path on your right. Park you
vehicle on the shoulder of the road and follow the
path to the waterfalls.
Canyon Falls - Beautiful waterfall and a beautiful
hike that ends with a spectacular climax. Approximately
45 minute walk that is not difficult. Take your time
to enjoy and explore this area.
Directions: Three miles West of Lake Gogebic on Highway
64 take C Camp Rd; cross Nelson Creek (culverts) and
continue for almost one mile until you are on your
way uphill there is a two track (path). Park and walk
the two track in and as it peters out or turns right;
walk angling left. When you get to the river walk
O Kun De Kun & Unnamed Falls - Finding these
will be a challenge but worth your effort.
Directions: Park at the North Country Trail parking
lot on US 45, about 6/10 mile north of the Baltimore
River bridge, and take the North Country Trail east
1.2 miles to the falls.
Victoria Dam Falls - This waterfall is controlled
by Victoria Dam. It is a spectacular straight drop!
The best time to view this waterfall is in the Spring
or after heavy rains.
Directions - Take Victoria Dam Road West from Rockland
for approximately five miles to the Dam. Make sure
you bear left at the junction by the old village.
There is a unnamed falls about .2 miles below the
Dam. There are some pipes that go along the River
about 300 feet into the ground. From there you can
see, across the river, water dropping about 90 feet
straight down to the River! Enjoy the view.
Maple Creek - Just past the driveway to Potawatomi
& Gorge waterfalls (on the Black River National
Forest Scenic Byway) is Maple Creek road on your left.
Take the dirt road in about 4 miles to the bridge and
find a parking spot. The falls are below the bridge
and upstream. Downstream is Lake Superior about 1/2