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WATERFALLS

It's been said there are two things man never tires of watching, fire and falling water.

Hence the fascination with fireplaces and waterfalls. Fireplaces, fortunately, are found everywhere in the land, but waterfalls are found only in very special parts of the land. One of these is Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are more than 150 waterfalls across the length and breadth of this rugged peninsula, enough to satiffy any collector of cascades. Some are tall and stately like the Laughing Whitefish. Some are broad and massive like the mighty Tahquamenon. All are spectacles of white splendor. They are great to behold in every season, even in winter when they may conjure up strange ice formations and especially in autumn when framed by maple crimson and aspen gold. A few of the Upper Peninsula's falls are located conveniently along well-traveled highways. But more often the falls are the dramatic climax to a rewarding hike through the woods. In every case, they are well worth the effort involved in getting there. The following is your guide to some scenery you'll never tire of watching.

ALGER COUNTY

  • Laughing Whitefish Falls, Laughing Whitefish River, 19.5 miles SW of Munishing, two miles N of Sundell.
  • Whitefish Falls, Whitefish River, four miles NW of Trenary.
  • Scott Falls, Scott Creek, seven miles NW of Munising.
  • Rock River Falls, three miles S of Chatham on FR-2279, W three miles on FR-2276, then S on FR-2293 one mile, may have to walk entire distance on 2293. Half mile steep walk down to falls.
  • AuTrain Falls, AuTrain River, half mile from Forest Lake.
  • Horseshoe Falls, one block E off M-28 in Munising. (Small admission fee.)
  • Alger Falls, Alger Creek, one mile S of Munising.
  • Wagner Falls, Wagner Creek, one mile from Munising on M-94.
  • Munising Falls, Munising Creek, 1.5 miles NE of Munising.
  • Miners Falls, Miners River, eight miles NE of Munising in the Pictured Rocks area.
  • Chapel Falls, located off H-58 in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore between Miners and Sable Falls.
  • Sable Falls, Sable Creek, one mile W of Grand Marais.

    BARAGA COUNTY

  • Tibbetts Falls, Sturgeon River, off M-28, 3.5 miles NW of Covington.
  • Canyon Falls, Sturgeon River, 1.5 miles S of Alberta.
  • Upper Falls River and Lower Falls River, Falls River, all within 1.5 miles of L'Anse.
  • Daults Falls, Daults Creek, three miles SE of L'Anse.
  • No Name Falls, Sturgeon River, four miles S of Herman.
  • Tioga Falls, Tioga River, off M-28, four miles NW of Nestoria.
  • Upper Silver Falls, Silver River, two miles NE of Herman
  • Upper Sturgeon Falls, Sturgeon River, five miles SE of Herman.
  • Lower Silver Falls, Silver River, six miles NE of L'Anse.
  • Slate Falls, Slate River, 3.5 miles SW of Skanee.
  • Lower Letherby Falls, East Branch of Huron River, five miles SE of Skanee.
  • Leatherby Falls, West Branch of Huron River, 7.5 miles SE of Skanee.
  • Upper Leatherby Falls, West Branch of Huron River, 8.5 miles SE of Skanee.
  • West Branch Falls, West Branch of Huron River, 6.5 miles SE of Skanee.
  • Lower Huron Falls, Huron River, six miles E of Skanee.
  • East Branch Falls,East Branch of Huron River, 6.5 miles SE of Skanee.
  • Big Falls, East Branch of Huron River, seven miles SE of Skanee.

    CHIPPEWA COUNTY

  • Lower Tahquamenon River Falls, Tahquamenon River, four miles from Upper Tahquamenon Falls.
  • Soo Rapids Falls, St. Mary's River, half mile N of Sault Ste. Marie.

    DELTA COUNTY

  • Rapid River Falls, Rapid River, seven miles N of Rapid River off US-41.
  • Haymeadow Falls, Rapid River, 1/2 mile NE of Rapid River, trail begins at Haymeadow Park.

    DICKINSON COUNTY

  • Fumee Falls, Fumee Creek off US-2, E of Quinnesec.
  • Piers Gorge, Menominee River, SW of Norway.

    GOGEBIC COUNTY

  • Superior Falls, Montreal River, 13.5 miles NW of Ironwood.
  • Saxon Falls, Montreal River, 11 miles NW of Ironwood.
  • Interstate Falls, Montreal River, two miles NW of Ironwood.
  • Rocky Forty Falls, Siemens Creek, 3.5 miles NW of Bessemer.
  • Manakik Falls, Maple Creek, 11 miles NW of Bessemer.
  • Rainbow, Sandstone, Gorge, Potawatomi, Conglomerate, Algonquin and Chippewa Falls, on Black River, eight miles to 12.5 miles N of Bessemer.
  • Nakomis, Abinodju, Ogimakew and Ogima Falls, Copper Creek, near Porcupine Mountains State Park.
  • Granite Rapids Falls, Black River, two miles SE of Ramsay.
  • Gabro and Neepikon Falls, Black River, two miles N of Ramsay.
  • Yondota Falls, Presque Isle River, three miles N of Marenisco.
  • Nelson's Canyon Falls, Nelson Creek, 6.5 miles NE of Marenisco.
  • Judson Falls, Slate River, 6.25 miles E of Marenisco.
  • Kakabika Falls, Cisco Branch Ontonagon River, half mile N of Jct. US-2 and Co. Rd. 527.
  • Ajibikoka Falls, Brush Lake, five miles NW of Watermeet.
  • Mex-i-min-e Falls, Middle Branch Ontonagon River, 7.5 miles NE of Watersmeet.

    HOUGHTON COUNTY

  • Onion Falls, East Branch of Ontonagon River, seven miles NW of Kenton.
  • Sparrow Rapids Falls, East Branch of Ontonagon River, three miles NW of Kenton.
  • Wyandotte Falls, Misery River, 1.5 miles SW of Twin Lakes.
  • Vista Falls, North Branch of Sturgeon , six miles SW of Nisula.
  • West Sturgeon Falls, West Branch of Sturgeon River, three miles S of Nisula.
  • Sturgeon Falls, Sturgeon River, nine miles N of Sidnaw.
  • Hungarian Falls, Hungarian Creek, half mile SW of Hubbell.
  • Douglass-Houghton Falls, Hammell Creek, 3.5 miles NW of Lake Linden.

    IRON COUNTY

  • Lower Hemlock Rapids and Hemlock Rapids, Paint River, three miles SW of Amasa, accessible by water only.
  • Horserace Rapids and Little Bull Dam, Paint River, 6.5 miles SE of Crystal Falls.

    KEWEENAW COUNTY

  • Lower Falls, Gratiot River, 3.5 miles NW of Ahmeek.
  • Upper Falls, Gratiot River, five miles NW of Ahmeek.
  • Jacobs Falls, Jacobs Creek, four miles NE of Eagle River.
  • Copper Falls, Owls Creek, between Eagle Harbor and US-41, approximately half mile off road.
  • Eagle River Falls, right in Eagle River.
  • Manganese Gorge Falls, half mile SE of Copper Harbor.
  • Haven Falls, Haven Creek, at County Park, Lac LaBelle.
  • Lower Falls and Upper Falls, Montreal River, 5.25 to 5.5 miles E of Bete Grise.

    LUCE COUNTY

  • Upper Tahquamenon Falls, Tahquamenon River, 24 miles NE of Newberry, 14 miles W of Paradise near M-123.

    MARQUETTE COUNTY

  • 40 Foot Falls, Cliff River, 11.5 miles W of Big Bay.
  • 80 Foot Falls, River Styz, six miles NW of Big Bay.
  • Middle Falls, Salmon Trout River, 4.5 miles from Big Bay.
  • Upper Falls, West Branch of Salmon Trout River, Six miles W of Big Bay.
  • Lower Falls, Snake Creek, 3.5 miles W of Big Bay.
  • Twin Falls, East Branch of Salmon Trout River, 5.5 miles W of Big Bay.
  • Black River Falls, Black River, eight miles SW of Ishpeming.
  • White City Falls, Middle Branch of Escanaba River, 7.5 miles SW of Ishpeming.
  • Alder Falls, Alder Creek, 2.5 miles SE of Big Bay.
  • Little Garlic Falls, Little Garlic River, 12 miles NW of Marquette.
  • Morgan Falls, Morgan Creek, 3.5 miles SW of Marquette.
  • Frohling Falls, West Branch of Chocolay River, eight miles NE of Gwinn.

    MENOMINEE COUNTY

  • Quiver Falls, Menominee River, 3.5 miles SW of Faithorn.
  • Pemene Falls, Menominee River, ten miles W of Carney.

    ONTONAGON COUNTY

    The Porcupine Mountains State Park has a large number of waterfalls. Ask park officials for directions.

  • Nimikon Falls, Presque Isle River, 13 miles W of Bergland.
  • Deer Creek Falls, Deer Creek, seven miles NW of Bergland.
  • Rapid River Falls, Rapid River, five miles NW of Bergland.
  • Nonesuch Falls, Iron River, 1.5 miles W of White Pine.
  • Bonanza Falls, Big Iron River, four miles N of White Pine.
  • Pewabic Falls, Little Iron River, three miles N of White Pine.
  • Little Trap Falls, Anderson Creek, 6.5 miles N of Bergland.
  • Cascade Falls, West Branch of Ontonagon River, seven miles W of Bergland.
  • Wolverine Falls, Cisco Branch of Ontonagon River, eight miles W of Paulding.
  • 18 Mile Rapid Falls, South Branch of Ontonagon River, 5.5 miles S of Ewen.
  • Flannigan Rapids Falls, South Branch of Ontonagon River, five miles N of Ewen.
  • Sandstone Rapids Falls, Stranton Creek, nine miles N of Ewen.
  • Irish Rapids and Grand Rapids Falls, Ontonagon River, five miles NW of Rockland.
  • Victoria Dam, West Branch of Ontonagon River, four miles SW of Rockland.
  • Rock Bluff Falls, Bluff Creek, 1.5 miles S of Paulding.
  • O Kun De Kun Falls, Baltimore River, eight miles N of Bruce Crossing.
  • Bond Falls, Middle Branch of Ontonagon River, 3.5 miles E of Paulding.
  • Three Rapids Falls, Middle Branch of Bluff Creek, ten miles NW of Agate.
  • Agate Falls, Middle Branch of Ontonagon River, four miles W of Trout Creek.
  • Little Falls, Middle Branch of Ontonagon River, 4.5 miles SW of Paulding.



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