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Tannery Falls, Munising

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
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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  • The hike to the top of the falls is easy and beautiful. The far more rigorous hike to the bottom of the Falls is very worthwhile. Beautiful. Be sure to bring a walking stick if not trekking poles. The...  read more »
  • We were able to walk from the motel we stayed at to the trail that takes you back to the falls it's a bit rugged but if you take your time one would have no problem getting there. 
  • Back in the woods, with a trail that includes stairs and lots of ups and downs. If you want to access this one, park on Washington Street by the little tan brick building, then walk across to the stai...  read more »
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