6 of the Most Stunning Waterfalls in Upper Michigan

The Wolverine State is home to many wild and wonderful creatures, landscapes, and activities. There are endless opportunities for exploring this vast and beautiful wilderness, and you need to make sure you experience at least one of the best waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From stunning Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you’re sure to see some of the most incredible sights in the entire state (make sure you bring your camera). If you want to find more of the top sights, attractions, and activities, request access to our free Vacation Guide!

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The Most Stunning Upper Peninsula Michigan Waterfalls

Bond Falls

Bond Falls lies near the Wisconsin-Michigan border and is one of the most stunning waterfalls you’ll find in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The falls serve as a natural divider for the Ontonagon River. The water cascades 50 feet down a broad belt of fractured rock into the river below. The best time to visit this beautiful sight is in the fall when the array of colors light up the area around the falls.

Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls is arguably the most famous waterfall in Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  You can take a ferry to an island that splits the Tahquamenon River where you can see the lower and upper falls that make up the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. (behind Niagara Falls). The area is just as stunning in the winter as it is in the fall and spring, and you can easily access it by car, ATV, or snowmobile while traveling between Munising and Sault Ste. Marie.

Sable Falls

Make Sable Falls an essential stop during your visit to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Not only is this one of the best Michigan State Parks, but it is also the tallest waterfall in the Upper Peninsula. The best viewing spot for this long and gradual waterfall is near the bottom where you can walk about a half-mile to a secluded beach!

Miners Falls

Miner Falls is also in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, but the sight of water billowing over a cliff onto the rocks 40 feet below is somewhat more drastic than Sable Falls. There is a great out-and-back 1.2-mile hiking trail to and from the falls that is well worth the trip.

Spray Falls

Take to the water along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to view the stunning Spray Falls. This 70-foot waterfall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula pours straight off of a cliff down into the waters of Lake Superior. You can kayak around the area and do a little swimming, where you’ll also find a shipwreck in the waters below.

Munising Falls

Munising Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of the Wolverine State. Park at the Munising Falls Visitor Center right outside of town and take the .4-mile hike to the end where you can walk behind and underneath the falls.

Other Notable Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

  • Manabezho Falls
  • Laughing Whitefish Falls
  • Manido Falls
  • Great Conglomerate Falls
  • Nawahaha Falls

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