Eagle River Falls, actually
August 28, 2012
Only the second day of Waterfall Week on Michigan in Pictures and already I have egg on my face … maybe all those waterfalls can wash it off. An alert commenter noted that this waterfall is not Jacobs Falls but actually nearby Eagle River Falls. GoWaterfalling fortunately has the 411 on these falls that are about 4 miles from Jacobs Falls.
Eagle River Falls is in Eagle River, on MI-26. This is a roadside falls. There is a small park and a pedestrian bridge from where you can get a nice view of the falls. There is an old dam at the top of the falls. The falls used to power the Lake Superior Safety Fuse Factory. In the spring the falls is much wider and sometimes flows over the dam…
The pedestrian bridge used to be the main bridge, and is of historical interest. It is an early steel bridge. Personally, I thought the modern bridge it was replaced with was much more interesting.
Click through for more and also information about other nearby waterfalls. If you’re curious about the Lake Superior Safety Fuse Factory, click that link from some photos & recollections about this Eagle River business at pasty.com.
Speaking of nearby waterfalls, I found another cool site this morning. Waterfalls of the Keweenaw Area by Jacob Emerick features a nice map of waterfalls in the area as well as a list of waterfalls. He has several albums of photos on the Eagle River Falls page - check it out!
More waterfalls on Michigan in Pictures.