Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

4.8
#4 of 68 in Parks in Upper Peninsula
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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  • On our way back from Whitefish Point and decided to check out the Falls. It was a bit rainy out, but nice and cool. The easy walk to the upper falls was less than 1/2 mile. I didn't want to walk the 9...  more »
  • We have always loved the UP, especially in winter! The Upper falls are easy to get to. There‚Äôs a brewery that stays open in the winter (although it is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas) so the drivew...  more »
  • This was my third visit to the falls and they still amaze me. My SO and I brought our 7-month-old along with no problem. He either enjoyed the views or napped in the baby carrier. The weather was grea...  more »
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  • Super beautiful and well maintained park. Be prepared to walk a ways and climb stairs in order to get prime views of the falls. Very nice area to have a picnic lunch. They do have food vendors on site if you don't feel like bringing your own food. Gift shop is well stocked with a variety of items with a wide range of prices. If you like water falls and nature you will not be disappointed.
  • An easy day trip from the popular straits area, the falls and park used to be mainly a summertime attraction. No more. Access has been improved with new trails, viewing platforms and steps taking visitors down to brink of falls. Gift shops and food service at both upper and lower falls parking areas. Large rustic style Brew pub, restaurant, and gift shop with interpretive center open year around at upper falls. Well rounded menu makes this a highly recommended destination. Upper falls still the true star here. One of the most beautiful and iconic wilderness scenes in America. Fall finds photographers from all around the world trekking here to capture scenes of astonishing color.
  • Very beautiful place. I enjoyed everything the park had to offer. Boating to the island I would rate as a must for everyone. The trail was great, but much longer then expected, come prepared with water, snacks, etc. The trails rougher the I think most people expect it to be. If you don't want to walk back there is a bus but it costs $$. Just plan accordingly.
  • Absolutely stunning.. nature at its best! Loved both the upper & lower falls.. the state park is so beautiful and has so much to offer for everyone..hike, cycle, jog, walk, kids play area. Loved the row boats. The journey leading to this place is also very scenic! Had great fun!
  • Very clean bathrooms and shower. Though the shower had a lot of spiders which I liked for my girlfriend. Camp sites are good. Nice fire pit. Park is amazing. The hike is really good, but check the shuttle schedule first if you don't plan hiking the 10 miles round trip. Also the trail can get very muddy so dress appropriately. Falls we're amazing.

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