A Bucket List Worthy Falls: Bond Falls

"Lower" Bond Falls

There’s no denying that Bond Falls is an impressive waterfall but there’s something about visiting it in the winter that makes it even more magical. This 50 foot tall, 160 foot wide cascading falls is located in Paulding and is without a doubt one of the Michigan’s best. We visited it for the first time in July of 2013 and since then have been back a few times. Our winter visits is one of our favourites.

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Snowshoeing to Kakabika Falls

Kakabika Falls

Located 12 miles northeast of Marenisco, Michigan on the Cisco Branch Ontonagon River is a multiple drop waterfall called Kakabika Falls. While not extremely large in size like some of it’s neighboring waterfalls, Kakabika occurs in a series of S’s as the river drops in elevation. It’s quite a peaceful, short hike that isn’t very difficult (unless it’s winter and you’re not wearing snowshoes). The trail is well marked and follows closely to the river.

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Lake Michigan Shoreline and Winter’s End

Compared to the previous year, this winter seems to be ending without much of a fight. Last year our annual Memorial Day weekend trip to the U.P greeted us with massive icebergs still floating on Lake Superior. Although I haven’t been to Lake Superior since February, it’s pretty clear by the signs on Lake Michigan that winter nearly finished. Now is my favorite time to visit the Lake Michigan shoreline. The formations created by winter and the mounds of sand resting in the middle of a barely frozen lake present their own breath-taking beauty.

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