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Bond FallsBond Falls is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Michigan. It is particularly popular during the fall color season when photographers are jockeying for position to capture the iconic photo.

Upper Falls

Bond falls also offers some great photographic opportunities in the winter. In my opinion the winter is the best time to photograph Bond Falls. Most waterfalls do not offer good photographic opportunities in the winter because they are frozen solid. Bond Falls on the other hand has running water most of the winter because it lies just below a dam. This creates conditions where you have a great combination of running water and fantastic ice formations.

Bond Falls

I’ve been to Bond falls several times in the winter and each time have managed to get some great photographs. It is a little more of a challenge to photograph in the winter. There are trails along both sides of the river down to the bottom of the falls. They are usually snow covered but well packed in by folks visiting the falls. However, the steps that start at the top of the falls are usually covered in a thick coat of ice. My wife and I always wear ice cleats on our boots so we are able to walk around the falls without slipping and sliding.

Ice FormationMore photos of Bond Falls can be found on my website.


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