Haven Falls – A Roadside Waterfall In Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula
In the Keweenaw Peninsula’s small community of Lac Labelle sits a waterfall in a roadside park that at times looks so perfect it could almost have been man-made. We featured Haven Falls on our list of 10 Upper Peninsula Waterfalls That Can Be Viewed From Your Car, and while you can see this waterfall while driving past it is definitely worth a short trip outside of the car to explore the area.
This waterfall drops about 20 feet, sliding down a rock face then back into the calm flow of Haven Creek. The picture above was taken from the small wooden bridge that crosses the creek in the park. You won’t find this park crowded at most times of the year, as the population in this area is minimal. Other nearby attractions include the Bete Grise (Mendota) Lighthouse, Lac Labelle, Mount Bohemia and Bete Gris Beach on Lake Superior.
It is important to note that like other small waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula, Haven Falls is a very seasonal waterfall. In the spring after snow melts or directly following a heavy rain it will have a lot more water flow than what we’ve seen in our visits there in June. Visits in August (directly above) and October have been somewhat disappointing. There’s plenty of room to explore the area around the falls here, take some good pictures, or enjoy a picnic in the park before heading out to explore the rest of the Keweenaw.
Directions: From US-41 south of Copper Harbor, take Lac LaBelle Rd. east and watch for (brown wood) signs at the bottom of the hill directing you to both Haven Falls, to the right, and the Mendota Lighthouse, left and around the bend at the end of the road.