Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

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Must see · Waterfall · State Park
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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 and get the most from your holiday in Paradise, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paradise tour itinerary builder app.
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  • We absolutely loved this walk. The path is easy and there are benches to rest on. It was quite busy with a lot of people but there is plenty of room to pass people. Actually, we were the ones... 
    We absolutely loved this walk. The path is easy and there are benches to rest on. It was quite busy with a lot of people but there is plenty of room to pass people. Actually, we were the ones...  more »
  • Said to be the 2nd largest East of the Mississippi, it is an inspiring sight to see. You then need to go a few more miles and see the lower falls too. 
    Said to be the 2nd largest East of the Mississippi, it is an inspiring sight to see. You then need to go a few more miles and see the lower falls too.  more »
  • Easy hike to the Lower and Upper Falls of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. We paid a $10 state park daily fee to enter the Lower Falls first and then the Upper Falls was free if done the same day... 
    Easy hike to the Lower and Upper Falls of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. We paid a $10 state park daily fee to enter the Lower Falls first and then the Upper Falls was free if done the same day...  more »
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  • I was last here 10 years ago. They have just recently updated some areas. They added a bridge to cross over the river up stream of the falls giving access to some wading areas and they are currently upgrading the store and adding public restrooms. As of July 2022 there isn't a shop but they're clearly working on it. Very beautiful views and a nicely maintained wooden boardwalk to the lookout areas. No stairs necessary, very accessible even if it's a fairly long walk.
  • Awesome place. The falls were gorgeous and the trails were maybe the nicest I'd ever been on. Wide, easy to traverse for all age groups and the handicapped. My favorite part was that you can actually get in the river and enjoy the cool water.
  • Loved the walk. Our 3y/o needed carrying half way into it, but we got to the island and walked through shallow but swift water on the sandstone which was flat and comfortable for even bare feet. Lovely break on a hot day
  • Fantastic place to camp. Gorgeous in summer fall and winter. If you go, make sure to visit the small island in the middle of the river, you will get the best view of the lower falls. Nice gift shop as well. Restrooms are nice and clean. Not a whole lot of dedicated picnic area, but plenty of open space all over.
  • I went to this park with my family for our 2018 vacation trip up in northern Michigan. It's a great park to visit if you have the time. You have two options to see the upper falls. Either you can drive to the upper falls, or hike up there. If you were to hike, it takes roughly 8-9 miles to get to. The lower falls are easier to get to.Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers a gift shop and a ice cream shop.

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