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Black River Harbor

Our first visit to this part of the National Forest. What a beautiful site. Huge picnic area... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2014
Carol E
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Beautiful, I just wish we had more time to enjoy it...

Went here after hiking in the west end of the Porcupine Mountain State Park. We wanted to check... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2014
TRbeer
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Hell, Michigan
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The Black River National Scenic Byway is a 15 mile route accessed just east of Ironwood, MI. in Bessemer, Michigan. along the road are 5 stops where short hikes (none more than 1.5 miles round trip) and considerable wooden stairways take visitors to a steep...More

12  Thank bverbos
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

They have now decided to run off the main users of the Forrest. ORVs are not allowed on most dirt roads and road vehicles are not allowed on most trails tickets for non compliance up to 5000 and jail time. But big log trucks and...More

5  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Our first visit to this part of the National Forest. What a beautiful site. Huge picnic area, marina, suspension bridge, beach and breakwater. The Ottawa also has some wonderful waterfalls on the same road that leads to Black River Harbor. Just turn by the big...More

1  Thank Carol E
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Went here after hiking in the west end of the Porcupine Mountain State Park. We wanted to check out the waterfalls which we did but we didn't do it justice. We could spend a week camping, hiking, and exploring here. The scenery, waterfalls and trails...More

2  Thank TRbeer
Reviewed 27 July 2014

There are hiking trails leading to beautiful waterfalls. You can either hike the whole way or drive to various parking areas and do shorter hikes to each waterfall. The scenery is amazing and there is no admission charge! At the Western end, there is a...More

6  Thank indyjourney
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Lots of waterfalls and great hikes. Bring plenty of bug dope. We did encounter both mosquitos and biting flies. But, the waterfalls were worth it!

1  Thank Tara H
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We have two small children, so we read up on the waterfalls before we set out, and the waterfalls on this stretch all say easy to get to. Which with the 195 stairs to just one, and then back up the stairs, I guess it...More

1  Thank CarlaB6
Reviewed 25 September 2013

They have now decided to run off the main users of the Forrest. ORVs are not allowed on most dirt roads and road vehicles are not allowed on most trails tickets for non compliance up to 5000 and jail time. But big log trucks and...More

5  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The Black River National Scenic Byway is a 15 mile route accessed just east of Ironwood, MI. in Bessemer, Michigan. along the road are 5 stops where short hikes (none more than 1.5 miles round trip) and considerable wooden stairways take visitors to a steep...More

12  Thank bverbos
Reviewed 7 July 2012

I have been visiting the Ottawa National Forest for R & R most of my life now. We usually go up there in the summer for fishing and vacation. Many miles of trout streams and so many lakes it is unbeleivable. Also so much nice...More

2  Thank Cruiseplanner1
Reviewed 10 June 2012

The Ottawa is a fantastic place to spend some time. It offers over one million acres to explore. You can meander the trails to enjoy the dense forest, local wildlife, many waterfalls, nature and wilderness at it's finest! My favorite is waterfall bagging. Trying to...More

2  Thank RVarecha
Reviewed 9 May 2012

I used to live and hubby worked in the Ottawa. Beautiful area. Check out Pendock Pond! Also, not too far away-Bond Falls- gorgeous!

1  Thank IngaMari
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Some trails are short and others are longer. All of them say the distance at the beginning of the hike. Keep in mind in many places there are loads of stairs.
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