Bond Falls is a waterfall on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River, a few miles east of Paulding in Haight Township in southern Ontonagon County, Michigan. The site is near U.S. Highway 45 in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The waterfalls are listed by the state of Michigan as the Bond Falls Scenic Site.Using our custom trip planner, Ontonagon attractions like Bond Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The total drop of the falls is about 50 feet (15 m). Trails lead to and from the falls from a picnic area atop the falls. There is a newer walkway that extends across the river below the base of the falls that allows for perfect viewing. The river drops 875 feet (267 m) down from Bond Falls Flowage, which is perched on the highlands of the western Upper Peninsula, to Lake Superior. Bond Falls is the first stage of this drop in elevation. From Bond Falls, the river continues northward to the Agate Falls Scenic Site.
A "flowage", in the language of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is a reservoir. Bond Falls is not a natural waterfall, it has been changed by a nearby dam built by the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). There is a rest-area park below the dam and waterfall, from which the falls can be admired. The Ontonagan River and Bond Falls Flowage are separately stocked with brook trout.
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As you are researching all the places you want to stop on a road trip, you look at a lot of web pages and pictures. You really don't get a feel for places like this until you actually see them...
As you are researching all the places you want to stop on a road trip, you look at a lot of web pages and pictures. You really don't get a feel for places like this until you actually see them... more »
This was our favorite waterfall of all that we saw, the sights and the sound of the water were breathtaking.
This was our favorite waterfall of all that we saw, the sights and the sound of the water were breathtaking. more »
It is very slick to get to right now but worth it
A must stop and see if you are in the area!
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