I do love Tahquamenon Falls, and they are Michigan’s most famous and visited falls, but there are several other waterfalls to see in the Mitten State, here are some of my favorites.
Sable Falls are located in Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore, at the east end of the park a few miles west of Grand Marais on H-58. It’s about a half mile walk from the parking to the falls and a set of stairs that takes you to the base of the falls. there are enough stairs to make you think ” wow this is a lot of steps” but it’s worth it once you get there and then relize it was not to bad of a climb.
Black River Falls
The Black River Falls are 8 miles south west of Ishpeming off of Country Road 581 in the Escanaba River State Forest. there is a small parking area in the woods and the river and falls are nearby maybe 100 yards, the interesting thing about this water fall are the enormous boulders in the river, I climbed out onto them to get a better view of the falls.
Wagner Falls are located south of Munising, on the east side of MI-94 just south of the MI-28 MI-94 junction. There is small parking area and a sign with a boardwalk that leads to the falls and is an easy waterfall to access.
Eagle River Falls
Eagle River Falls are in Eagle River, on MI-26. This is a roadside falls. There is a small park and a pedestrian bridge where you can get a nice view of the falls. There is an old dam at the top of the falls. The falls used to power the Lake Superior Safety Fuse Factory. I like to stop by and see these falls on my way up to the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.
This is Bond Falls way over on the western side of the U.P. on Bond Falls Rd, east of Pauding MI. This is the second larges waterfall in Michigan and the water flow is controlled by a dam so it always has a good flow water cascading over the rocks. It is also a state scenic site and if you have a recreation passport on you cars registration you are all set. if not you have to stop and pay at the post, but this is definitely a don’t miss waterfall.
Laughing Whitefish Falls
The falls can be found off of M-94, about 30 miles from Munising or Marquette, and just outside of Chatham. the falls are one of the highest in Michigan and cascade down a rocky face. It is difficult to get a photo of just how large these falls are and it is a must see to appreciate them. after a short hike down a trail in the woods you can view the falls from the top or get your exercise for the day and go down the stairs to the bottom.
Alder Falls are located about 20 miles north of Marquette on County Road 550 near Big Bay Michigan is one of my favorite falls to visit, you have to drive down a two-track of the main road, then from there you have hike down a steep ravine to get to it. it is nice a secluded so there are few people there when I visit. you can just sit there and soak up nature and listen to the falls.
I love taking photos of Waterfalls but most of them are in the U.P. and a long trip for the weekend for me. Did you Know Ocqueoc Falls is in the L.P. I was traveling between Onaway and Rogers City and came across the falls, I knew there was a waterfall in the area but forgot about it until I saw the sign. It is a wonderful waterfall and park that was recently updated.
Seven Bridges Recreation Area
Seven Bridges area between Kalkaska and Rapid City on Valley road is a beautiful place to walk around and take in the wonders of Mother Nature. It has a few small water falls some cute little foot bridges and several streams all in about an acre and it’s easy to walk around. If your a leaf peeper looking at the fall colors this is an excellent place to visit.
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