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Bond Falls, Ontonagon

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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. 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 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Very short and stress-free walk to the base of the falls. Just beautiful. Worth driving an hour out of your way if you're in the western U.P.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    These falls are awesome and so easy to get to. Some waterfalls the hike to get to them isn't worth it for the view of the falls, but this one is the exact opposite. The walk is so short and the falls ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Bond falls is one of the prettiest waterfalls I have ever seen. It is and easy walk top to bottom. It is several waterfalls and every place you stop to view, it looks different. This is one of the mos...  more »

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