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Eastern Upper Peninsula Waterfall Tour

TourMichigan has 199 waterfalls and all but one is located in the Upper Peninsula. Listed below are all of the waterfalls located within two to two and one-half hours of Sault Ste. Marie.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Upper Falls and Lower Falls)

Closest Town: Paradise
Entry Fee: $6.00 per car
Operation: Daylight hours

Tahquamenon Falls is one of the top natural attractions in the Upper Peninsula.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park receives more than 500,000 visitors in July and August alone. The dramatic waterfalls and tannin-darkened water are the primary attractions within the park. The upper falls is the larger and more majestic of the two with many observation platforms along the paved walking trail to the main falls platform. The park at the upper falls also features a very nice restaurant and gift shop.

The lower falls actually come down around a small island which you can rent and row a small boat over to for a nominal fee. This makes an especially fun day for those with children. Upon docking at the island you may take the trail which encircles the island, starting and finishing at the boat dock. The trail around the island gives many beautiful views of the various falls and great photo opportunities so be sure to bring your camera. The lower Tahquamenon Falls park features a gift shop and small snack bar for your convenience. Both the upper falls and lower falls have there own park and parking lots which it is easiest to drive between. For the more adventuresome the parks also feature a hiking trail between the two falls.

Alger Falls

These waterfalls are located just to the side of M-28 as you approach  Munising from the east. The falls are easy to miss so watch carefully.

AuTrain Falls

These falls are located north of M94 East of Chatam and South West of Munising.

The Chapel Falls

Located within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park, this beautiful waterfall is located east of Miner's Castle.

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls is located in the Southeast portion of Munising Michigan. It is a privately run tourist attraction with a small admission fee for visitors. It features a beautiful walk path with a gentle stream. The property also has a pond filled with fish - visitors can enjoy feeding them and getting a close-up view of these large fish. Location: Traveling from M-28 at the south edge of Munising, turn east onto Prospect Street, then left onto Bell.