Bond Falls

We arrived at Hiawatha Trailer Resort in Woodruff, Wisconsin, July 9th.  The towns of Woodruff and Minocqua are right next to each other.  This area is known as the “Northwoods” of Wisconsin.

After exploring the towns a little and getting “settled in” (aka: setting up camp, cleaning “house,” doing laundry, and buying groceries – yeah, you still have to do those things; it’s not All a vacation!) we decided to take a day trip to a place Jack heard about from someone at the campground – Bond Falls.

It was about an hour and a half drive and located just outside of the town of Paulding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Bond Falls is a waterfall located on the middle branch of Ontonagon River.  The total drop of the falls is about 50 feet.  We parked at the top of the falls (we were told to park there because it was free as opposed to the park at the bottom of the falls) and followed a trail down to the falls.  There is a walkway across the river just below the base of the falls that offers some fantastic views of the falls.

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Crossing into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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At the top, the river flows over some little falls.

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As we walked down the trail we saw several small falls.

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The smaller falls kept getting bigger…

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…and bigger…

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…and louder…

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…and faster…

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…until we reached the top of the “main attraction”…

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…Bond Falls in all it’s glory!

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It was such a loud roar but breathtakingly beautiful!

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Bond Falls from the walkway across the river at the bottom.

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It was truly a moment where we just stood in awe at God’s glorious creation!

Here is a short video I took standing at the top of Bond Falls.

If you ever visit Bond Falls, be SURE to take AND use your bug spray – the mosquitos and flies are pretty bad.  My husband hardly ever gets bit, but I am not so fortunate.  I was glad I had sprayed.  Oh!  And one more thing:  the trail DOWN to the falls is well defined and easy; it’s the walk back up that is somewhat challenging (and that’s putting it nicely!).

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

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