Grand Marais, MI
While Sable Falls don't get the visitor traffic that their counterparts on the western end of Pictured Rocks do, these beautiful falls near the dunes on the eastern end of the lakeshore should not be missed. The Sable Creek drops several times here, framed by lush forest and within a short walk of towering dunes and the thundering power of Lake Superior. Especially beautiful in the fall when surrounded by colorful trees on both sides, these falls bring something for everyone regardless of the season. Erosion has become a concern here, and when we visited earlier this summer we found the stairs leading down to the falls had been moved inland to help with that problem.
Getting there: from H-58 west of Grand Marais (M77), follow the brown signs in for the Sable Falls parking area.
Hike: Moderate (stairs)