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Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

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Waterfall State Park
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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  • I always enjoy the little town of Paradise before we go to the falls. The state park is very nice. Make sure you see the upper and lower falls. One is as nice as the other. Rent a row boat and have so...  more »
  • My wife and I visited Tahquamenon State Park and enjoyed both the upper and lower falls. The lower falls were first. Very picturesque. There is normally a path to a platform at one of the lower falls ...  more »
  • The views were spectacular! Both upper and lower falls proved to be impressive. Walk both, you won't be disappointed, and be sure to bring your camera, the photo opportunities are endless!  more »
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  • Very nice falls. Lots of mosquitoes. Still worth the trip. Upper is more visually appealing. This part is the larger drop. Great overview of the falls. Lots of steps going down to the viewing platforms. Two viewing sections, one at the above and a second from a distance for a panoramic view. Lower is the interactive falls. This is the large cascades of the falls until the bottom. You can row out (at a low cost) and play in a section at an eddy. If you take the trail, you can get some great shots right above sections of the falls. Further up are sections against the falls where you can get unimpeded views of the river, but it isn't safe to get in the water because the current is much stronger than it looks. Also the water temp is freezing cold. All-in-all a long walk with great views.
  • Nice day trip hick and sight seeing. We spent A-day looking at the falls which are simply amazing and hiking. The Brown water is like nothing I've ever seen in the rest of the country. The tannin from the decomposing vegetation creates a really amazing Brown color. We took the time to drive To drive the 10 MI or so to where the taquamenon money river dumps into Lake superior. The kids swam for a couple hours at the beach in the amazing Brown water and it was just a really nice experience. You could walk about a 1000' out in the Lake superior and it was only about 3' deep and warm in July.
  • Not a regular waterfall. The colors and hues are amazing and gives a calming experience. Still cant get very close to it but multiple viewpoints give different perspectives. If you are doing only one of the falls in the area, i would definitely recommend doing this without a doubt.
  • So much fun for a day trip. The tails are mostly paved and made the walking a breeze. The steps down are pretty easy and wide, it's the getting back up that's a little more difficult, but there are landings often enough if you need to take a breather. Perfect for any kind of weather. Bring your 📷!!!
  • Excellent park, but be prepared for a hike(1.5 miles) to get close to the lower falls. There is viewing right away by the gift shop though. Beautiful spot,and I'd say the best way to go would likely be to rent a boat. Barely had service on my Verizon service, 1 bar.