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Discovering Wisconsin Waterfalls, Hiking & Travel
- South Shore Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Amnicon Falls near Superior Wisconsin

Wisconsin Waterfalls on this Page:

Manitou Falls (big and little)
Amnicon Falls
Copper Falls
Morgan Falls
Potato Falls
Superior Falls
Saxon Falls

Potato Falls in Fall Color

Red Granite Falls in Fall Color

Our waterfall trail along the Lake Superior watershed begins south of Superior, Wisconsin at Pattison State Park, a Wisconsin campground with hiking trails and the state's highest water fall. The route then heads back north and a little east of Superior to Amnicon Falls State Park. . . then to Bayfield, Ashland and Hurley. Several impresive water falls exist along this route.

Washburn Memorial Park

Camping Around Lake Superior Campgrounds in Bayfield Area


Waterfalls in Wisconsin
Lake Superior Watershed blue line

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Big Manitou FallsManitou Falls . . .

Is about 15 miles south of Duluth-Superior and located in Wisconsin's Pattison State Park. Big Manitou Falls, to the right, is Wisconsin's highest waterfall at about 165 feet. While the falls is impressive, the park needs to cut a trail (or construct a staircase) down the side of the canyon to allow a closer view.

Little Manitou Falls

We actually liked Little Manitou Falls better. A scenic hiking trail leads to it.


Amnicon FallsAmnicon Falls . . .

Amnicon Falls

Is about 15 miles east of Duluth-Superior and located in the Wisconsin state park of the same name. A pretty little park with nice picnic areas. The river has several cascades in addition to the waterfalls. The water levels were down in these pictures as it was the fall of the year.

Amnicon FallsAmnicon Falls

Some scenes upstream and downstream of the covered bridge.

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morgan fallsMorgan Falls is about 20 miles south of Ashland, Wisconsin. It's a pretty little falls that empties into a pool that begins Morgan Creek. > > >

A much more enthusaistic hike can be had by taking the side trail to St. Peters Dome. It looks north towards the Bayfield Peninsula. On a clear day you can see Lake Superior.


brownstone falls

Copper Falls. Just north and east of Morgan Falls near Mellen, Wisconsin is Copper Falls State Park, which has two waterfalls and some decent hiking trails. (Pets are not allowed on the main falls trail, but are OK on one of the other trails.) See more information here.

redtriSee Red Granite Falls in Fall Color

dogsWisconsin Parks Pet Unfriendly Policy.
This brings up a bone we have to pick with Wisconsin parks officials. We've traveled extensively in state and provencial parks - in Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario to name a few - and rarely - if ever - have we encountered bans against dogs on the hiking trails. And in all the mega-miles of hiking, I have only seen one incident of "doggie poop" on a trail. Apparently the people who run Wisconsin parks don't understand that hikers who have dogs as hiking companions make sure they aren't a nuisance to others.

Cascades above Potato FallsPotato FallsMore Wisconsin Waterfalls

Potato Falls . . .About 15 miles east of Ashland near the town of Gurney, there are two sets of falls on the Potato River, the last one dropping about 90 feet. The fall waterflow was down so I am looking forward to catching this one again in the spring.

invisred tri See some impressive Potato Falls Photos during Fall Color time

Superior Falls

Superior Falls . . . is on the Montreal River that forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's a short paddle from Lake Superior and is listed as a 90 footer. The hiking trail past the power plant is rather unscenic. For the fall of the year, the Montreal still carried alot of water, which explains the power generating station.


Saxon Falls

Saxon Falls . . . is upstream a few miles from Superior Falls and on the Montreal River and another 90 footer. It is also near a power plant, but there is no hiking trail to the falls. I had to play mountain goat working my way down the canyon walls to get this shot.


Waterfalls in the Michigan Upper Peninsula
Upper Peninsula Waterfall Directory

Waterfalls Western UP:
Rainbow Falls
Sandstone Falls
Potawatomi Falls
Gorge Falls
Conglomerate Falls
Manabezho Falls
Manido Falls
Nawadaha Falls
Black River Waterfalls in Color
Marquette - Sault Ste. Marie:
Laughing Whitefish Falls
Munising Falls
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Lower Tahquamenon Falls
Pictured Rocks Falls - West
Pictured Rocks Falls - East

Waterfalls along
Minnesota North Shore

North Shore Page 1:
Gooseberry Falls - Gooseberry River
Split Rock Falls - Split Rock River
Beaver Falls - Beaver River
North Shore Page 2:
High Falls - Baptism River
2 Step Falls - Baptism River
Manitou Falls - Manitou River
Caribou Falls - Caribou River
Cross River Falls -Cross River
Temperance River Cascades
North Shore Page 3:
Cascades - Cascades River
Cascade Falls - Cascades River
Devil's Kettle Falls - Brule River
High Falls - Pigeon River - Reinhold Development - 2023 Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

Joanne's Scandinavian Christmas

Bayfield Holiday Events & Activities

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Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

Grandpa Tony's madeline island and Most popular Madeline Island AttractionsSee our guide to interesting and fun things to see and do on Madeline Island.

Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves
See photos from our recent Apostle Islands
Sea Caves

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Hiking Trail is about a 3.5 mile round trip from Meyers Beach to the Bayfield Sea Caves

Shovel Point

Lake Superior Travel Directories

Minnesota Travel
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Upper Peninsula
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AppleFest Midway
Bayfield Apple Festival
is Northern Wisconsin's favorite fall festival.

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Rainbow Falls, Rossport, Ontario

Hauser's Orchards
Orchard Touring
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area.

Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ashland, Superior, Ironwood, Wisconsin South Shore

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

bentleyville tour of lights
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

saxon harbor beach

Devil's Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.
Madeline Island Big  Bay Park

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Hiking Trail is about a 3.5 mile round trip from Meyers Beach.

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Wisconsin Scenic Fall Color Tour Map

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of Best Wisconsin golf courses on Lake Superior.