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Trail To Great Conglomerate Falls

My wife, our friend rondaloo and I took a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan recently to view the fall color. The Black River Scenic Byway is located in the western corner of the U.P. Dedicated in 1992 as a National Forest Scenic Byway, it starts just north of Bessemer and ends at the Black River Harbor in the Ottawa National Forest, following the Black River on its way towards Lake Superior. Along the way it passes five main waterfalls, as well as some minor ones. The five main waterfalls are all located on the last three miles of the river before it reaches the harbor. Great Conglomerate falls is the first of the main waterfalls. Here the Black River slides down 20 feet around a large chunk of conglomerate rock, hence the name of the falls. The falls can be reached via a wide, smooth 3/4 mile trail from the parking area.

 

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Taken on October 8, 2011