Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

#4 of 123 in Parks in Upper Peninsula
Must see · 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 and get the most from your holiday in Paradise, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paradise tour itinerary builder app.
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  • The falls are absolutely gorgeous. We visited the upper falls first. There are 94 steps going down. Then to go down the gorge side, there are 116 steps. All these steps are worth it. We drove to....  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed hiking around the Lower Falls and visiting Upper Falls. These are grand falls - one must stop by if in the 3-hour radius of Traverse City. One item stood out at this state...  more »
  • I can not begin where to begin. The common area has a gift shop, food court, and beer stand. The outside seating is set under these huge canopies with an outside fireplace in the middle canopy. Though it's not enough to keep your food warm, it really enhances the ambiance to the fullest. As you head out, the trails are groomed and the viewing areas are clear. The trail for the lower viewing is closed in winter. But the amount of foot prints suggest many people still venture down. I for one was one of those and it was just as good. Before you even get to the viewing areas, you many points where water has been flowing through the rock and frozen in It's place. It is amazing all the work that gets put in for people to be able to enjoy the park and especially the falls in winter time. I look forward to visiting again in the summer! 😎
  • Another beautiful Michigan ⛲. Lovely hike. Also have visited here twice. To all the beer drinkers, they do have a reward so to say at the top of the falls 😉 their own brewery. I no longer drink, but their beer was tasty at the time. They also have a gift shops next to the brewery.

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