5 Places You Must Visit in Ontonagon, Michigan!

by | Sep 11, 2019 | Upper Peninsula | 4 comments

high school senior in ontonagon mi at porcupine mountains

The Upper Peninsula has so much to offer in the way of sightseeing that it feels overwhelming when you are trying to plan a trip.

Today Destiny, one of our 2020 senior models, is guest posting with her top five places to visit near Ontonagon, Michigan!

wedding party stands at lake of the clouds overlook in porcupine mountains wilderness state park

Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains is a beautiful hike in our backyard. There is a large lake right in the middle that is gorgeous in the summer, and even prettier in the fall!

There are a number of great waterfalls in the area, so no matter which ones you choose, the hike will be worth it! Here are a few of my favorites!
High school senior girl posing at Bonanza Falls in Ontonagon, Michigan

Bonanza Falls is located in White Pine, MI. From Silver City, take M-64 south; follow the highway signage to Bonanza Falls via a short gravel road on the west side of the highway. Bonanza Falls (also called Greenwood Falls) is part of the Big Iron River, and has a series of natural pools as the rocks drop down which are great for exploring, especially when it’s hot!

Bond Falls is located in Paulding, MI, one of the best waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula! Because of this, it is pretty busy no matter what time you go. There’s a parking lot as well as roadside parking and six different places to view the falls along the trail, making it accessible for everyone.

Agate Falls is just around the corner from Bond Falls in Agate, MI, 6.5 miles east of Bruce Crossing on MI-28. There is a roadside park (Joseph F. Oravec Roadside Park) just past the bridge over the Ontonagon River. While this one is also pretty easy to get to, the best views are not easily accessible by trail. Be ready to get down on the riverbank!

Finally, no trip to the Upper Peninsula would be complete without a trip out to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake! We have miles of sandy as well as rocky beaches and scenic lookouts. Because Ontonagon faces Lake Superior to the west, we also have beautiful sunsets nearly every night!

I hope you found this helpful! Be sure to leave a comment with your favorite place around Ontonagon.

Want more information?

Be sure to check out http://www.ontonagon.net/ for even more great places to explore around Ontonagon County!

Ready to schedule your Ontonagon family or high school senior portraits at one of the locations mentioned or somewhere else? Click below!

Enjoy the VU Photography LLC is a wedding and portrait photographer serving Ontonagon, Michigan and the surrounding area.

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  1. Tania Wicks

    I live in Australia and would love to visit one day!!

  2. Erin

    What a beautiful place to live!

  3. Kristin

    What a beautiful place!! Such a great idea to list out places also!!

  4. togel hari ini

    Everyone loves it when people come together and share opinions. Great blog, keep it up!


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