Agate Falls Scenic Site, Trout Creek

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The Agate Falls Scenic Site is a waterfall and scenic site located in Interior Township, in southeastern Ontonagon County, Michigan. The waterfall is 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Bruce Crossing, Michigan on the state highway M-28.

Agate Falls is a 39-foot-high (12 m) waterfall of the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River. Dropping down from the highlands of the western Upper Peninsula, this river drops 875 feet (267 m) from the Bond Falls Flowage to Lake Superior, and Agate Falls is part of this change in elevation.

The water flows over a shelf of erosion-resistant sandstone.
The falls can be seen from a trail accessible from a parking lot on M-28 or from a sturdy railroad bridge which now is part of a snowmobile and atv trail. This bridge, which once carried the tracks of the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway, spans the falls. A roadside picnic area offers simple recreational opportunities.
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  • Many people miss the best part as they head right from the parking lot to the "bridge" but if you walk all the way left you will find rustic stairs and with some agility and sure-footedness you can... 
    Many people miss the best part as they head right from the parking lot to the "bridge" but if you walk all the way left you will find rustic stairs and with some agility and sure-footedness you can...  more »
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  • Michigan has many pretty and quiet rest stops and this is one. Shaded picnic tables were being used by visitors enjoying a summer afternoon. A short, paved walk leads to a view of Agate Falls. In summer, trees block some views of the rapids above the falls, but a platform at the end of the trail provides a nice look at the falls proper. My visit was well worth the time and I would recommend this site to those not in a hurry.
  • Stunning! And it's quick and easy to see. There's a paved trail straight to an overlook. Some hike up to the bridge for an aerial view.

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