Kitchitikipi – Big Spring

Kitchitikipi – Big Spring Kitchitikipi (Big Spring) is the largest freshwater spring in Michigan.  The original name of the spring was the “Mirror of Heaven” given to it by the early Native Americans. It is an oval pool about 300 by 175 feet, and 40 feet deep.  Over 10,000 gallons a minute of water rush up from cracks in the limestone floor …

Fayette Historic State Park

Fayette Historic State Park Fayette, Michigan was once one of Upper Michigan’s most productive iron-smelting operations.  It is located on the Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan on the southern part of the Upper Peninsula.  Fayette Historic State Park was established to show what life was like in the town during the 19th century. Over 20 buildings are open, with restoration …

Piers Gorge

Piers Gorge Piers Gorge is a beautiful gorge that has been formed by the Menominee River. It gets its name from the drops that look like “piers” as they fall over rock ledges.  These create four sets of rapids. The biggest of the drops is about 8′ high and is named Mishicot Falls. There is a nice hiking trail that runs alongside these …

Chapel Rock

Chapel Rock and Beach Chapel Rock is located along the coast of Lake Superior in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  It is located about 15 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58, then about a 5 mile drive north to the end of Chapel Road.  Once you reach the parking lot it is a 2.5 mile hike to Lake Superior and …

Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls The Tahquamenon Falls are actually two different waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River. The water is notably brown in color because of tannins that are leached from the cedar swamps which the river drains. The upper falls are more than 200 feet across and drop approximately 48 feet. During the late spring runoff, the river drains as much as 50,000 gallons …

Bond Falls

Bond Falls Bond Falls is a waterfall on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River, a few miles east of Paulding in southern Ontonagon County, Michigan. Bond Falls is 10 miles north of Watersmeet or 9 miles south of Bruce Crossing.  The site is near U.S. Highway 45 in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The waterfalls are …

Superior Falls

Superior Falls on the Montreal River Superior Falls is located on the Montreal River just a few hundred yards from Lake Superior. The Montreal River forms part of the border between Michigan and Wisconsin so the falls is technically in both states, but it is most easily visited from the Michigan side. This is an impressive waterfall consisting of several drops and …

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report Upper Peninsula Fishing Report provided by the DNR (updated 4/28/2016): Little Bay De Noc: Cold weather, winds and rain kept some anglers from participating this week. The perch anglers reported good to excellent catches off Center and 3rd reefs using minnows or wigglers in 25 to 35 feet of water. Best area was between the Day’s …

Black River Waterfalls

Black River Waterfalls Section The Wild and Scenic River section of the Black River of Gogebic County is known for the many waterfalls produced as the river runs from near Copper Peak to Lake Superior. Black River waterfalls drop more than 200 feet over five separate drops beginning two miles from its mouth.  These waterfalls are described below: Great Conglomerate Falls – This …

Presque Isle River Waterfalls

Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop This hiking trail is a 2.3 mile loop located near Wakefield, Michigan and is rated as moderate in difficulty. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is available from May until October. The Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop includes a series of waterfalls, as well as a bridge across the Presque Isle River to an …