Tahquamenon Falls State Park21 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: 41382 West M 123, Paradise, MI 49768, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Nature
Considered to be one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the US, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise is hidden in the forest along the Tahquamenon River. Easily accessible, a trip to this place is a must for those seeking the solitude of the Upper Peninsula wilderness. The observation platforms at the crest of the falls provide visitors with stunning vistas of the cascading water and the surrounding greenery. Adventurous people can climb down the steps which lead to the base of the falls where the crashing water meets the river. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is without a doubt a must-visit place in Michigan.
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park Reviews & Ratings
I cannot say enough great things about this park! My partner and I loved rowing over to the lower falls and playing in the five falls! It was so much fun! Although slightly chilly water, we quickly got over it and had an amazing time. Make sure to do the complete loop on the island as the falls on the left side are very nice as well and not as crowded. We found great souvenirs in the gift shops (both lower and upper, although note not the same selection), and everyone was right about the cinnamon roll - delicious! The upper falls was less interactive, but much more accessible as you can get great views on the path at the bottom and the top path. There were 94 steps down to view the falls on the platform right next to the falls. This was truly an amazing park and worth the visit!
My kids and I loved this park. They had a nice picnic area where we stopped to have a picnic before we went to see the falls. It was a little bit of a walk to get to the falls so if you have trouble getting around you might want to consider that before trying to make it down there. Once you make it to the falls it is just breathtaking scenery. My boys actually got in the water and let the small Falls run down over their head it was pretty cool I would definitely recommend seeing it at least once in your lifetime.
We stopped at both the upper(larger in pictures) and lower falls. It is great for a quick scenic adventure on a larger trip. I would highly recommend adding another stop like the Shipwreck Museum on Whitefish point to round out the day. The upper falls have a much closer and better view if you can make it down the 94 steps!
Me and mine planned a trip to the U.P. this summer and it wouldn't have been complete without a visit to Tahquamenon Falls. These beautiful and majestic falls are are rite of passage for all Michiganders, which meant I needed to take my young ones to behold them for the first time. The State Park is very nice: it has plenty of paved trails to view the falls, both upper and lower. There are lots of stairs and wooden platforms that overlook various parts of the river and falls. Be sure to visit the lower falls first: they are more subdued and gentle. The upper falls are much larger and fantastic! Modern plumbing is much appreciated as is the gift shop and restaurant: no-one likes the hole-in-the-ground experience. There is a rougher trail connecting the lower and upper falls but it requires a bit of planning and several hours: it is not for everyone. Will return as often as possible...
One of my favorite musky rivers! I recommend stopping at the gas station in Paradise for supplies. The lower river is great and generally deep in the center. Just keep a good eye out for floating logs! Please if it is your first time on this river take it easy. Also unless the water is high and you have a flat bottom boat you can not make it all the way up to the falls!