Gabbro Falls and the Black River Scenic Byway

September 19, 2012

From Above - Gabbro Falls (Black River - Upper Michigan)

From Above – Gabbro Falls (Black River – Upper Michigan), photo by Aaron C. Jors

Gabbro Falls is one of several very nice waterfalls on the Black River. Others are Great Conglomerate Falls, Gorge Falls, Potawatomi Falls, Sandstone Falls and Rainbow Falls – click that link for more info from

The Black River Scenic Byway:

…is in the western corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the Wisconsin state line. The byway begins in Bessemer and travels north to the road’s end on the shores of Lake Superior. Black River is 15 miles long and follows North Moore Street, Saint Johns Road, and Black River Road (CR 513). All are two-lane paved roads suitable for all types of vehicles. The byway is open year-round.

The Black River scenic byway crosses the Ottawa National Forest alongside the meandering Black River through areas of old growth hemlock and hardwoods of the Black River Valley. The byway offers scenic views of the distant Porcupine Mountains. In autumn, the byway is bathed in colors of red, orange, and gold.

Aaron’s photo from early October of 2010 certainly bears that out. See it on black and view more in his awesome Waterfalls slideshow.

More waterfalls on Michigan in Pictures.

2 Responses to “Gabbro Falls and the Black River Scenic Byway”

  1. Mike Says:

    Very nice landscape.


  2. Reblogged this on The Zupi's do it Better and commented:
    I <3 MI !!!


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