We would go down the over 300 steps to the bottom and explore along the 1000 ft boardwalk that runs through out the springs. Along the way are a number of strategically placed benches for you to stop and catch your breath. These were actually more useful on the way back up.
When you reach the bottom it is a pleasant and tranquil spot where the springs gurgle out of moss-laden bluffs and into the AuSable under the canopy of towering pines. There is also an observation that overlooks the river.
This has been a popular attraction since the 1920’s and a very special place to the Native Americans. It provided more than just drinking water. Raymond Wabagkeck a Chippewa Indian Elder came with us to the bottom and described what the area meant to him and his people.