Bond Falls

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Bond Falls –  just a short drive from the Walleye Lodge you will find BOND FALLS, which is one of the best kept secrets in the UP,  100′ of craggy rock surrounded by an easily accessible trail brings you up close and personal to this most glorious waterfall.    The altitudinous 50′ of rushing water will rekindle your senses. See its majesty, listen to falls cascade into the Ontonagon River, smell the fresh air and let your soul be at one with nature.

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Map To Bond FallsDirections:

Take Hwy US 45 to the town of Paulding. You will find the waterfall 2.5 miles East of Paulding on Bond Falls Road. Walk the well marked and cultivated trails to the waterfall.

Map of Bond Falls

Bond Falls


October 2006

State: Michigan

Location: Western part of the U.P., on Bond Falls Rd, east of Paulding MI.

Height: 40

Crest: 100+

Water Source: Middle Branch Ontonagon River

Waypoint: 46.40889N 89.13278W

Summary: This is the best single waterfall in the Western U.P, and the second best waterfall in Michigan. If you are in the Western U.P., possibly on your way to or from the Porcupines or Copper Harbor, this is a definitely worth a stop.

Bond Falls is in the western U.P. on Bond Falls Rd, east of Pauding MI. This is the most impressive waterfall in Michigan with the possible exception of Tahquamenon Falls. The main drop is 40 feet high and 100+ feet wide. Above the main falls are a series of cascades and rapids that must drop a total of 20 feet.

The water level is controlled by a dam, and a steady flow over the falls is maintained for scenic reasons. Of course during the spring melt the flow is much higher.

In addition to being very picturesque, this is a very popular waterfall, and unless you visit early in the morning or in winter, you are going to have a lot of company.

Here is a short movie of Bond Falls. Here is a movie from the other side.

 Nearby Falls

Agate Falls, another scenic site, is just around the corner. From Bond Falls, go east on Bond Falls Road. Take a left(west) onto MI-28. The Agate Falls roadside park will be on your left after about 2-3 miles.

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Part of the upper cascades

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