Waterfall Wednesday: Fall at Interstate Falls

Interstate Falls, photo by Tom Mortenson

GoWaterfalling’s entry for Interstate Falls/Peterson Falls says (in part):

This waterfall is located on the Montreal River just a few miles upstream of Saxon Falls. The Montreal River forms part of the border between Michigan and Wisconsin so the falls is technically in both states, and can be visited from either state, but it is most easily visited from the Wisconsin side.

There seems to be some confusion about what this waterfall is named, or at least I am confused. Some sources refer to this as Peterson Falls, and the sign on the highway says “Peterson Falls”. However others say that this falls is Interstate Falls and that Peterson Falls is a smaller waterfall upstream of Interstate Falls. I have decided to go with Peterson Falls until I learn otherwise.

Read on for directions & more info.

View the photo background big and see more in Tom’s Upper Michigan slideshow.

More waterfalls on Michigan in Pictures and more Fall Wallpaper!

4 thoughts on “Waterfall Wednesday: Fall at Interstate Falls

  1. Farlane: Thanks for featuring my waterfall photos. I can say for certain that this photo (featured) is indeed Interstate Falls. Peterson Falls is a couple hundred yards further upstream (south) on the Montreal River. The river flows north toward Lake Superior along the border. The Interstate Falls site has recently been improved with parking lot, site staging areas and signs along the trail. Peterson Falls is more remote with lesser traveled trails and closer to private property and no-trespass signs.

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