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Bond Falls just 2 miles from the resort. Bond Falls is a scenic and popular waterfall in southern Ontonagon County. The falls are created as the middle branch of the Ontonagon river tumbles over a thick fractured rock, dividing it into numerous small falls. The falls are bigger than you'd expect. Total drop of the falls is approximately 50 feet. There is roadside parking and picnic tables are available near the top of the falls with a nice walking path running along side of the falls to the bottom where you have access to the boardwalk with six viewing locations. You can also park at the bottom of the falls where you'll need a parking pass but you will have easy access to the boardwalk. The boardwalk is handicap accessible.


Just 2 miles from the Resort, beautiful Swimming Beach, Picnic Area and Great Fishing & Boating Lake at Bond Flowage


Places to visit when staying at Running Bear Resort Cabins & RV Sites Watersmeet Trout Hatchery Sylvania Wilderness Area Ottawa National Forest Visitor's Center Lake in the Clouds Adventure Mine & Tours Silver City Lake Superior Lake Gogebic Porcupine Mountains Northern Waters Casino Gateway Gun Club

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Mysterious and enchanting…Fascinating and breath-taking…But, most of all, it is unexplained! The Paulding Light has a different effect on everyone. Some think it is simply the headlights from a passing car. The explanation would be fine, except “the light” was seen before automobiles were around. Seismologists say a few small earthquakes left some small cracks in the ground that let out radioactive gases. This is an interesting explanation, but unproven. Other scientists say it is only swamp gases. But what about when the swamps are frozen and covered with a Yooper dose snow? The light can still be seen in the winter months. The concept of aliens may seem far-fetched, but so are all the other possibilities to explain the Paulding Light. It’s no surprise that the story that stuck involved a ghost. Is the light caused by a decapitated railroad switchman’s lantern? Or is it the mail carrier who was killed while crossing the swamp in the 1870’s? Could it be an angry Native American Chief upset about the power lines? Headlights, ghosts, UFO’s, swamp gases, or radio active gases – the possibilities are endless. Everyone has a different idea. Visit the Paulding Mystery Light just 4 miles from the Running Bear and come to your own conclusions!


Enjoy the slopes at several places within an hour or less of the resort. Blackjack, Ironwood MI Indianhead, Ironwood MI Powderhorn, Ironwood MI Ski Brule, Iron River MI Porcupine Mt, Silver City MI.


Antiques & Uniques can be found in many small businesses in the towns below. Bessemer, MI Boulder Junction, WI Bruce Crossing, MI Eagle River, WI Ironwood, MI Land O'Lakes, WI Marenisco, MI Minocqua, WI Ontonagon, MI Presque Isle, WI Wakefield, MI.

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Spend the day seeking history or having fun with the kids Eagle River WI Children's Museum Iron County Museum Iron River MI Ontonagon Historical Museum Old Victoria Rockland MI. Adventure Mine Tours Greenland MI Ontonagon Lighthouse Tour


The Upper Peninsula has many nice restaurants and cafés with great home cooking and Upper Peninsula favorites like the Pasty Supper Clubs for dinner is a must for a Friday night Fish Fry or Saturday night Steak. We have our list of favorites to share with guests. Most Supper Clubs are either overlooking a lake or forest clearing or situated on the outskirts of town, or located in some out-of-the-way place worthy of driving an hour to get to.


4593 Old US Hwy 45
Paulding, MI 49912  

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