Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan

by Richard Gibbard
(Rapid City, Michigan USA)

There are two distinct falls here, on the Tahquamenon River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Lower Falls are a series of rapids which drop maybe ten feet. The Upper Falls take a 50-foot drop and are almost 200ft wide. It's said to be the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. There is a state park surrounding the river, with camping facilities near the Lower Falls. About six miles east of the town of Newberry, it's possible to catch a narrow-gauge train through the woods to meet a boat and take a ride to the Upper Falls. This is an all-day trip, so get there early in the morning.

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Feb 05, 2015
Perfect location
by: Emerald

I have visited Tahquamenon Falls last year and it’s a beautiful location. This waterfall is considered as the largest waterfall in the east of the Mississippi. This will be a great place who loves nature and photography.

May 06, 2013
Should be a 6 star
by: David Hunter

By far the best four season waterfall in the continental U.S.

Jul 02, 2010
by: Richard Gibbard

Oops! I mis-remembered the width of the river at the falls. It's only about 200 feet, not a quarter-mile. I plead a faulty memory due to not having been there in several years.

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