Lower Tahquamenon Falls


October 11, 2003

State: Michigan

Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, on MI-123, 20 miles east of Paradise, 25 miles north of Newberry, on the east end of the U.P.

Height: 20

Crest: 100

Water Source: Tahquemenon River

Waypoint: 46.6033333N 85.206W

Summary: The Upper Falls are the reason to visit the area, but the Lower Falls are nice.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park park is on MI-123. It is on the map and is easy to find, but it is a bit out of the way. There are three sections to the park: the Upper Falls, the Lower Falls, and the rivermouth campsite.

The lower falls are a series of cascades, that go around a small island, with several drops in the 10 foot range. You can rent a boat and go to the island, and walk around and see more views of the falls. There is a campground near the lower falls, and a concession stand where you can buy ice cream, drinks and souvenirs.

There is a trail between the upper and the lower falls. It is 4+ miles, with some ups and downs, mostly through woods well above the river. The river is quite calm between the two falls, and there is not much rock to see.

[Lake Superior] Nearby Falls

The very impressive upper falls is four miles away. Beyond that, the nearest waterfalls is Ontario's Crystal Falls, which is a 90 minute drive away.

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