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Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
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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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  • This is a must-see if you visit northern Michigan. Walk along the path throughout the park to visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls you've ever seen. We went in October so the scenery was excell...  more »
  • There are several views of the Falls if you walk around the paths. We walked to the top view without going around to the other side. A good example of "mighty rushing waters" and the color is unusual....  more »
  • On a fall color trip of the lower peninsula we decided to take the time to visit the Falls although I have visited many times my wife had never been there and she was awed by the beauty of the attract...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit but at the height of leaf season it's easy to say this is the definition of awestruck. There are great, hiking trails, observation platforms to get up close to the falls. The camp sites were spacious and well maintained. We will certainly be going back.
  • Love the fall's, best in the U.P.!! If you get a chance and wanna see some beautiful water fall's. Then visit the Great-Phenomenon, of the Tahquamenon Fall's!!! 😎
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!