Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Falling Water

After sharing the video of falling ice at the end of last Thursday's post, I thought you might want to see some falling water today.

These photos and the two videos were all taken back on April 23rd. We knew more water would have been rushing over our local falls earlier in the month, but we were on vacation when that was happening. It's nice to see the falls at any time of year.

Although the day was overcast and we still had a little snow in the trees, I always appreciate the view as we head down into Eagle River on Hwy 26. The darkest blue/gray area just above the trees in the center is Lake Superior.

Eagle River Falls is located near the center of Eagle River. Turn right just after you cross the bridge, park near the bridge on the right side of the road and walk over the foot bridge to view the falls.

I've said it before, but I think I could stand there all day and listen to the sound of the water.

Click on the following link for some (slightly shaky) video:

Eagle River Falls 4-23-17

Next, we headed up Hwy 26 toward Eagle Harbor. Jacob's Falls is located between Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. It's on the right - just off the road - so you can pull over and view it from your car window (or park and walk over to it). This one is much smaller than Eagle River Falls.

Click on the next link if you would like to hear this one.

Time to head home, so we continued on Hwy 26 to Eagle Harbor.

As you can see, things didn't look much like spring in Eagle Harbor yet! That slide at the beach is waiting patiently, however, and will be well used by many children this summer.

All is well in the Keweenaw.


  1. Awesome photos! The falls look stunning. Hope your keeping warm still spring really sets in where you are.;)

    1. Thanks, Theresa! Things are just beginning to "green up" here in the higher elevations of the Keweenaw! I don't believe we'll be adding any more inches to our 2016-17 snow total!


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