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You probably don’t hear “Michigan” and think “waterfalls,” but Michigan has some gorgeous waterfalls!
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls in Luce County Michigan are the second largest falls east of the Mississippi. (Niagara Falls is the largest.) At 200 feet wide and 50 feet tall, the falls are quite a sight! The tanins from cedar and hemlocks swamps have turned the water an amber brown, which has given Tahquamenon Falls the nickname “Rootbeer Falls.”
Munising Falls, in Munising, up in the Upper Peninsula, are 50 feet tall. Once you hike to the top there are two viewing platforms with terrific views of the falls.
One look at Bridal Veil Falls in Pictured Rock National Lakeshore and you will see where its name comes from. Cascading down the face of Pictured Rock, the falls are best viewed from the water.
Rock River Falls in Hiawatha State Park, is one of the most secluded falls in all of Michigan. The location is not easy to find, but worth it once you get there!
Miners Fall is 50 feet high at at the end of a short half mile trail. If you’re up for it, there are stairs leading to an overlook with a spectacular view of the falls.
Hard to believe this natural beauty can be found in the Midwest! We spent some time years ago in the upper peninsula, in Munising, and had no idea so many falls were as close as they were! We were planning another trip up that way last summer, but our disastrous trip to Nashville was such a bust I cancelled our hotel while we were on our way home from Nashville, lol! I think I may need to plan another trip for this summer because these falls are gorgeous!