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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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  • We had a great day today viewing the falls. Beautiful winter day...sunny...We thoroughly enjoyed walking the path to the falls. The falls weren't iced over yet. Some ice but not too much. We've been h...  more »
  • Don't ask me to pronounce the name but I can say that both sections were great ! You can hike up close to all sections or just view from the well sited & maintained viewing platforms ! We visited on a...  more »
  • Very beautiful! The trails that we had time for were wide, paved and well cared for. It's a bit of a walk, but really not bad at all for all ages. After a complete waste of time at the brewery, we did...  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!