Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Upper Tahquamenon Falls - Paradise, Michigan
near Newberry, MI
The largest and most visited falls in Michigan are without a doubt the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. I felt no waterfall blog could be complete without a post about these majestic falls - so here it is. There isn't much more to say about these that hasn't been covered already, they are very easy to get to, the path is well maintained and there is a great gift shop and restaurant/brewpub near the parking lot. There are several vantage points for the falls, the one above is from the top of the falls - here it is easy to see the copper color of the river (especially in the fall). Above the falls is a popular place to throw change from what is observed below the river's surface:
Getting there: From M-28 in Newberry or , take M-123 to signs for the state park and falls. Watch for wildlife int he many marshes and ponds along the way - moose have often been spotted through here.
Hike: Easy (many steps)