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Bond Falls

Ontonagon County, Paulding, Michigan 49969 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 6a-10p
  • Pet Friendly
  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“a gorgeous flowing waterfall”

Bond Falls is particularly beautiful to visit in the fall, when the foliage frames the falls with reds, orange, an yellow leaves. There's a viewing platform, so no need for strenuous hikes to get to a great pic. 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. 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 a natural waterfall, but it has been enhanced 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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Reviewed by
Hcg

  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 25, 2014

All I can say is awesome. This place is pure Michigan and pure awesomeness!! There is a little store and diagonal from that is a foot bridge that takes you all the way down to the falls. Make sure you go all the way down and tour the whole spot. It just gets better as you go. The address to the store is 12371 bond Falls Road that's a little easier to gps with the zip code from above. Enjoy!!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sneakywhitelegs

  • 9 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Much bigger than the picture suggests. Worth a visit. If you've got time, Agate Falls is directly north on the same river on Highway 28. A trail from a roadside park leads to an overlook of the falls.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
brochhau

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 12, 2014

Great viewing platform! Lots of steps to get down to the bottom but it is child friendly. Some steps can be slippery with the mist, but these falls are well worth the stop.

1 person found this review helpful

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Bond Falls

Ontonagon County
Paulding, Michigan
49969 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Pet Friendly
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Street Parking
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