Tannery Falls, Munising

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Tannery Falls is a waterfall on Tannery Creek located near the city of Munising, Michigan. The Falls are also sometimes called the Rudy M. Olson Memorial Falls. The grave site of Rudolf Olsen can be seen on the path leading to the falls alongside a set of stairs. Tannery Creek flows behind a small residential area before reaching The falls which drop 40ft into an impressive sandstone canyon. There is a cave behind the falls. The level of water coming over the falls can vary greatly depending on snow melt or rainfall. Tannery Falls is one of the less-advertised and less-maintained falls in the area. For a number of years, the falls were under private ownership. The land around the area was purchased by the Michigan Nature Association which created a public nature preserve that includes the nearby Memorial Falls.
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  • A very beautiful spot but harder to get to. It was a hike that went up for a long way. Definitely worth seeing as you can get right up next to the fall.  more »
  • We entered from the top of the hill and made a loop hike with Tannery Falls and Twin Falls. There are some very narrow paths and steep climbs, few railings and severe drop offs. I would be nervous wit...  more »
  • The hike was challenging but so worth it Absolutely amazing , look for the steps off the highway and wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the beauty of nature  more »

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