For those who crave an "over the edge" experience, the Cut River Bridge offers an almost startling panorama of earth and sky. A steep hiking trail nearby offers a safe passage down the almost 100-foot gorge to the shores of nearby Lake Michigan.
The Cut River has indeed cut a 100-foot-deep gorge through the tall forested sand dunes in the watershed and empties into Lake Michigan at the Cut River Bridge. A steep hiking trail leads to the bottom of the gorge with direct access to Lake Michigan, across a foot bridge and back up the other side. This area is popular for offering its fantastic views of spring wild flowers and fall colors.