Houghton Falls protects a picturesque pre-Cambrian sandstone gorge along the Lake Superior shore. The dramatic sandstone cliffs extend into the clear waters of Lake Superior, affording views of the Apostle Islands. A stream meanders through the site cascading over the exposed sandstone before descending over 60 feet into a rippled sandy cove at Lake Superior. Upstream is Echo Dells, a series of water-carved rock cliffs and caves interspersed with small waterfalls and a forested footpath. Houghton Falls is owned by the Town of Bayview near Washburn and was designated a State Natural Area in 2010.
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Keywords:Lake Superior, Long exposure, State Natural Area, Wisconsin, forest, hiking, magical, north, waterfalls, woodland