The Great Northern Route

Home to one of Wisconsin’s six Ojibwa communities, the Bad River Band Reservation encompasses over 124,000 ac (50,181 ha) owned by descendants of the original Ojibwa Loon Clan who settled near the delta confluence of the Bad and White Rivers. The community holds its annual Bad River Manomin Powwow in late August, and there’s a large casino.

From the eastern edge of the reservation, it’s another 20 mi (32 km) to the Michigan border. The main highlight of this stretch is about midway along: a nice vista point, overlooking the lakeshore from a parking area just west of the Hwy-122 junction. If you’re up for a short detour, follow Hwy-122 north for 6 mi (9.6 km) to the shores of Lake Superior, where beautiful Superior Falls plummet 90 ft (27 m) at the end of the Montreal River. There’s a parking area near the small power plant, and the sunsets here can be spectacular.

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Map of the Great Northern through Wisconsin.
Map of the Great Northern through Wisconsin.

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