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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Address: Paradise, MI
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Located in the upper peninsula area of Michigan with wonderful wildlife and waterfalls.
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Camping
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Located in the upper peninsula area of Michigan with wonderful wildlife and waterfalls.
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Granville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were delighted by a winter visit to this fascinating Michigan park. It's namesake falls were still running, but surrounded by striking ice flows and shoreside trees covered with frozen mist. The path to the upper falls was well cleared and packed, and easily covered in ordinary shoes or boots. Visiting the lower falls required snowshoes (available on free loan... More 

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Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family visited the falls around Labor Day and although the weather was rainy and cold,the walk to the falls was on a paved path and beautiful to see this small fall.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Best Park regardless of seasons and no dislikes. DNR staff is extremely friendly and helpful if needed.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we visited the Tahquamenon Falls twice this year, once in July and again in late October. Both were breathtaking and completely different from the other. The falls in the autumn look like a giant root beer float, taking on a copper hue and creating foam when they crash down. The autumn colors around the falls are spectacular. Great photos and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Beautiful falls in the UP of Michigan. Not as cool as the falls in Yellowstone but still great to see in my home state. Lots of walking so be prepared with the correct shoes.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Another unexpected surprise we ran across on the way to the shipwreck museum. Not huge massive Niagara style falls but still very nice to check out, restaurants and giftshops in the park as well. If in the are make sure you stop by for awhile.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited the Upper Falls, and it was a very pleasant afternoon. It is about a 15 minute stroll on a paved path through beautiful woods full of wildlife. In order to reach the platform over the falls, there are 94 well-maintained metal steps. The view is well worth the effort. The falls are absolutely gorgeous, the color of tiger... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place is amazing! Although the Lower Falls are nice enough, the Upper Falls are breathtaking! The water is the color of tea and is gorgeous pouring down the big waterfall. There are lots of trails to walk on and there are several viewing points around the Upper Falls. This place is a must see in Paradise, and also be... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Whenever we are in the Upper Peninsula, we visit Tahquamenon Falls. This is a beautiful park any season of the year. We hike the easy one-third mile trail to the overlook and then a little farther to the 94 metal steps that lead us down to the brink of the Upper Falls (50' high and 200' across). We return to... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a wonderful park with the highlight being the Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls are definitely the show stoppers and the park has put in a lot of effort to build trails (many paved) and vantage points for excellent viewing. Note that some (not all) of the vantage points do include stairs. Lovely location to get a quick look... More 

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