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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Paradise, MI
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Camping
Description: Located in the upper peninsula area of Michigan with wonderful wildlife and waterfalls.
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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went to visit the falls and was amazed at the beauty of the falls and the proximity to the falls that one can get to. The changing of the color of the leaves makes the trip beautiful.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a huge volume of water was flowing this fall. Colors were amazing this year. Few visitors at this time of year made it even better.

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roseville mi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Very nice park especially in Fall. Nice walking paths to the upper and lower falls. You have steps to take to see the falls but nothing too bad. I think the upper falls had 116 steps but not sure.

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Denver, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This well-maintained state park is an absolute must-see for visitors to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The upper falls (the most photographed of the Tahquamenon cascades) are a "short, 1/4-mile stroll + 94 steps" from the parking lot. The root beer-colored falls are 50-ft high--much taller than photographs lead you to believe. The lower falls (a tough hike or a 4-minute drive... More

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Bellaire, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had heard about these falls and they didn't disappoint. They are just gorgeous and it's an easy hike on a paved walkway. We have seen a lot of waterfalls but this was one of the nicest.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the upper falls with a mist/rain an hour before dusk. It's only a quarter mile walk to the falls and it was beautiful! The shots I took with my camera were awesome! Who says you have to have sunny weather! We visited the lower falls the next morning and it was OK and a shorter walk. Then we... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wow! All I can say is wow! Beautiful falls! They have it set up to where you can view it from different locations so you have perfect views of the falls. The upper falls is the biggest attraction so make sure you at least see the upper falls. The lower falls are gorgeous too and they also have different viewing... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you have the chance, make sure to visit the upper falls. It was spectacular with the fall colors. It was easily accessible, and so worth the extra steps to the bottom! What a nicely kept park!

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Vicksburg, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

beautiful place to visit. We hiked from the lower to upper falls. 4 mile hike took nearly 2 hours as it is a moderate trail and you will want to stop along the way for photo opportunities. The gorge at the upper falls has 116 steps. Don't let that scare you! Even the out of shape individual can do it... More

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37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A must stop! The walk from the parking lot is a little bit of a walk so be prepared for those who have any walking issues. You can walk from the upper to lower falls...it is 4 miles by car...not sure how long of a walk by foot. Not to take away from the beautiful falls but the restrooms are... More

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