Bridalveil Falls – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Bridalveil Falls is one of Michigan’s tallest waterfalls, and while the best views of it come from the water in the spring or after heavy rain it can be viewed from the shore in a few places. A creek spills over the edge of one of the Pictured Rocks cliffs, spilling down more than 100 feet on its way to Lake Superior. The Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises tour passes by here, and most of the kayak trips with Uncle Ducky Outdoors will take you past the falls as well.
From land, the best views come from Miners Beach. The photo here was taken there in May 2015, as snowmelt provided decent flow for this waterfall.
Here, Bridalveil Falls is pretty much non-existent in August 2015 as we kayaked past on our trip with Uncle Ducky outdoors. You can check out more photos from that trip in our Photo Gallery Friday: Kayaking Pictured Rocks post. Spring is a great time to see this waterfall, as the snow melts. The rest of the year your best chance comes after heavy rain.
When we passed by in June 2010 on the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise trip, there was only a faint trickle of water.
In June 2008 the view from Miners Beach presented good water flow, and quite the stunning view, as the cliffs, trees and water all presented different colors. The towering white cascade of Bridalveil Falls was easy to spot. Miners Beach is reach by taking H-58 east of Munising for a little more than five miles, then turning left on Miners Castle Rd. After five miles take the right fork marked for Miners Beach and follow it to the parking lot. The photo at the top of this post was taken at the Miners Castle overlook in June 2015. To get there follow the directions for Miners Beach but stay to the left instead of turning onto Miners Beach Rd.
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