The approach to Superior Falls is hardly auspicious. It’s on the site of a hydroelectric dam, so you’ll see the inevitable trappings of a modest industrial site as you arrive. An upper viewing area is somewhat obscured by a tall chain link fence--understandably so, since a misstep would send you over a precipice. A very rough, steep, and slippery concrete path leads down to the Montreal River below the falls, just a few yards from Lake Superior. You have to backtrack upstream a few hundred yards past the dam’s powerhouse to see the falls.
What awaits is truly a stunningly beautiful sight. Superior Falls flows over the lower lip of an immense stone amphitheater. You’ve got to shimmy around a narrow stone ledge to enter the amphitheater itself, but it is worth the effort.