Montreal Falls

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Montreal Falls

Address
Bete Grise, MI 49918
United States
Regions: Lac La Belle / Bete Grise
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DIRECTIONS: From Hancock drive north on US-41 to Phoenix, then drive 10.4 miles to the Lac La Belle Road. Turn right and drive 4.7 miles to the bottom of the steep hill in Lac La Belle. Turn left ...
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DIRECTIONS: From Hancock drive north on US-41 to Phoenix, then drive 10.4 miles to the Lac La Belle Road. Turn right and drive 4.7 miles to the bottom of the steep hill in Lac La Belle. Turn left and continue about 2 miles to Smith Fishery Road and turn left.  Follow this road approximately five miles to the end.  This entire single-lane road is private property but as a visitor you are tolerated, so drive carefully, and yield to oncoming traffic.  At the end you will see a stone pillared fence, turn left.  The owners have graciously provided you access while protecting their privacy, so honor this privilege.  Two hundred yards ahead are the four or five parking spaces.  The road is marked PRIVATE, but access is available to the small parking area near the Smith Fisheries.   (The State of Michigan Forest boundary is part way down the trail  Someday there will be access to the falls over public land but until then, honor the land owners who maintain this private road access)  The hike to the mouth of the Montreal River is a winding one mile shoreline trail plagued with wind falls.  (See the Keweenaw Water Trail map for information on finding it by canoe or kayak.)