Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Categories: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Explore Michigan's second-largest state park. The 20,234 hectare (50,000 acre) Tahquamenon Falls State Park features one of the largest waterfalls in the area with a drop of nearly 15 m (50 ft). A second waterfall area highlights five smaller falls around an island. Discover over 35 km (22 mi) of hiking trails or rent a rowboat or canoe in the lower falls. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The park features detailed signs throughout that explain natural sites. To visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park on your holiday in Paradise, and find out what else Paradise has to offer, use our Paradise holiday planner.
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We have seen falls in many different locations. Tahquamenon is unique not only in name, but in water color. It's brown - but not a dirty brown...we nicknamed it "Root Beer Falls!" Beautiful place to v... read more »
The falls are always so beautiful, and seeing them in the fall just amplifies the beauty! There are a lot of steps to get closer to the falls but so worth it! The upper falls are the larger of all the... read more »
We visited the Falls in the late afternoon when the weather was damp and cool. Was well worth the trip. We ate at the Brew Haus that was on the premises but operated separately from the state. We walk... read more »
Kids love this place. Very cool to play in the water and go under the smaller of the falls. Can hike everywhere, but with small kids had to end up taking a row boat because the water was fairly high and a bit more current than I felt comfortable with to drag infants and kids across.
Beautiful hike between the falls. Just be aware - they post it as a 4 mile hike and it felt much longer to us. There is a shuttle between the falls ($17 for the first adult, $3 for each after) and the driver informed us it is really a 5.2 mile hike. Make sure to plan an entire day here if you're doing the hike. Whether you do one-way or round-trip, make sure to end at the lower falls so that you can cool off in the water after!
Awesome park. If in the area, well worth the drive! Take a map with you, since your phone might not work in rural areas. Or just follow the signs. The lower falls is where you can get in the water and is more popular than the upper. Which are is more hiking and stairs. The Lower falls are more fun. Bring your swimsuit!
Breathtaking natural wonder! Be sure to take the row boat to the lower falls and experience being able to wade/play in the water; a true once in a lifetime experience. The on-site brewery offers a nice selection of beverages and food so you can stay all day if you choose. Be sure to stop and take some pictures, even in the winter.
Very scenic. Love the lower falls. The hike between the lower and upper falls is really nice. A good long stroll through the woods. Bring water and a snack for that
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