While vacationing or living in the Northwoods, there is the luxury of the upper peninsula of Michigan being only 30 to 40 minutes away. If you want a day trip or something to do with the family or friends, I would recommend visiting some of these places below.
Bond Falls is located 10 miles North of Watersmeet. This beautiful waterfall is a must see. There are trails that wrap around the falls and give you the opportunity to see six different viewing platforms of the waterfall. This is a great place to spend your morning or afternoon and get awesome photos with your family or friends.
If you are into seeing haunted sites, the Paulding Light is something I highly recommend. This is a spooky light that appears in a valley outside of Paulding, Michigan. Legend says that the light is a lantern of a brakeman who was killed while attempting to stop an oncoming train from colliding with railway cars stopped on railroad tracks. If you don’t believe me you have to see for yourself! Click Here to see a video of the light!
Agate Falls is a little farther North than Bond Falls, but it is still worth the trip. This waterfall is located in Ontonagon County. Agate Falls is considered to be one of the most impressive waterfalls in Michigan. The only down fall of this waterfall is the trails don’t give you a more closer view than the Bond Falls trail gives you. If you are good at hiking though, you can make your way to a better view.
This scenic site is a bit of a drive but it is totally worth it. Lake of the
Clouds is located in the Porcupine Mountains in Ontanogan, Michigan, which is about an hour and a half from Eagle River. I visited Lake of the Clouds last summer and it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in nature. According to the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lake of the Clouds is the most photographed feature in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and one of the most photographed in the entire Upper Peninsula.
I know that my blog is all about the Northwoods, but I personally have been to all four of these sites in Michigan and I believe that they are worth taking a day to drive up an see!