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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Kentwood, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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115 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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77 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In any season, take the time to walk to both the Upper and Lower falls. Nice views and an easy walk.

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Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having seen all the photos, we expected a lot. The park exceeded these expectations. The area near the upper falls has several excellent viewing areas, from above, as well as down at the water level. Be aware that to get down to the level of the river there are many (over 100 in one place) steps down, but it is... More 

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Marinette
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This beautiful falls in Michigans UP is one spectacular site. The 1/4 mile walk to the falls is easy on paved path. The 93 stairs to the brink is not as bad as it sounds. If you are in Northern Upper Michigan it is a must stop. Looks completely differ in each season.

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