Black River Scenic Byway

Bessemer, Michigan

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An 11.5-mile paved route through hardwood forests and past numerous waterfalls to a historic harbor on Lake Superior. The Black River Scenic Byway provides terrific recreation and scenery in just 11 miles of the northwest corner of Michigan’s upper peninsula. The two-lane road is paved and has frequent turnouts. Traffic is usually light, except during August. Special attractions: Skiing and ski jump, unique geology, waterfalls, hiking, camping, boating, mining history, Black River National Scenic River, Porcupine Mountains, old-growth hemlocks, scenic gorge, Lake Superior. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

An 11.5-mile paved route through hardwood forests and past numerous waterfalls to a historic harbor on Lake Superior. The Black River Scenic Byway provides terrific recreation and scenery in just 11 miles of the northwest corner of Michigan’s upper peninsula. The two-lane road is paved and has frequent turnouts. Traffic is usually light, except during August.

Special attractions: Skiing and ski jump, unique geology, waterfalls, hiking, camping, boating, mining history, Black River National Scenic River, Porcupine Mountains, old-growth hemlocks, scenic gorge, Lake Superior. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Bessemer
Distance: 11.5
Season: Year-round, although trails not maintained in winter
Local Contacts: Ottawa National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Black River Scenic Byway

Recent Trail Reviews

12/23/2008
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To experience the Black River Scenic Byway in the winter is pristine. I took the actual North Country Trail along the river to Great Conglomerate, Potawotami, and Gorge Falls. They were breathtakingly beautiful in their winter coats! I came across just one other person on snow shoes. The snow is wonderfully deep and fun to hike into and the scenery is something out of a storybook. I have some waterfall photography online now and will be posting more. Kristen Westlake Nature Photography Adventure Photography Tours



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