The Western Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin area offers numerous opportunities to view stunning waterfalls, several of which are close to the Big Powderhorn Village. Five of these waterfalls can be seen along the Black River Scenic Byway, just a few miles north of Big Powderhorn. Heading East towards Wakefield, make a stop at Gabbro Falls near Blackjack Ski Resort and then to both the Root Beer Falls and Sunday Lake Falls in Wakefield. Only about an hour North of Big Powderhorn is the Porcupine Mountains State Park which offers over 90 waterfalls in the State Park alone! Other waterfalls on the Michigan side include Yondata Falls, Ajibikoka Falls, Rock Bluff Falls, Bond Falls, Agate Falls, O Kun de Kun Falls, Victoria Dam Falls, Gleason Falls, Cascade Falls and Greenwood (Bonanza) Falls. A few waterfalls are located along the Michigan/Wisconsin border, including Superior Falls, Saxon Falls and Interstate (Peterson) Falls. The Iron County Development Council has designed a new electronic Waterfall Planner on Google maps to assist in locating our waterfalls more easily! Check it out here!
Charter Fishing Trips
Various charter fishing boats are available for full and half day trips on the Grand Lake Superior. Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Chinook Salmon are the primary sought after species. Sunset and custom cruises are also available. If you have not yet had this experience, you are not truly alive yet! Ask for our assistance to help you find a local guide. Also be sure to check out the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery where you can do some fun family fishing!
Big Powderhorn Lodging Association is located just a short drive from Lake Superior, the largest freshwater body in the world. The rugged, pristine shoreline varies from long sandy beaches to towering jagged cliffs lined with trees. Paddle up rivers to the base of beautiful waterfalls. The rushing water from the spring melt offers the kayaker a true whitewater experience.
If you are interested in trying out the sport but don’t have a kayak, contact Sunday Lake Kayak Rentals and they will help you get started! Click here for a link to their website.
Whatever your paddling preference, you’re sure to find your favorite right here in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula!