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Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Paradise
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Owner description: Located in the upper peninsula area of Michigan with wonderful wildlife and waterfalls.
Reviewed December 29, 2013

short walk to great views. the color of the water is worth the trip. make sure you see all of the waterfalls.

1  Thank Dinoandkim
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Beautiful place to visit, we saw lots of wildlife scrambling about; even a fox. The falls by themselves were quite stunning.

2  Thank Ann Z
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Visited on a snowy winters day - not prepared for the long hike back to the lower falls - but the short 2 tenths of mile to the upper falls was well worth the walk in the snow - a frozen formation in the falls - resembled a lady - it was snowing and the sun was shining - it was a beautiful day -
- depending on which falls you go to - will determine the amenities - lower falls has parking lot and outhouses - upper falls has heated restroom building - parking lot - and bar and restaurant that is open seasonally - check website for more info

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The nicely paved walkways seemed like a good thing for handicap people. Plenty of nature to enjoy. If you come during the annual fall color change it is a great example of the wonderful beauty of northern Michigan. After seeing Niagara I was admittedly surprised at how much smaller Tahquamenon was since it's billed as the third largest east of the Mississippi, but I'm certainly not holding it against it. The two falls are a bit of a hike apart. There are several options to do both falls at once but most cost a pretty penny. The free route is to walk the 4 mile trail between them. You can have a member of your party who doesn't want to do the hike drive to meet you at the other end.

Both parks are well maintained and the upper falls area has a nice brew pub which is NOT part of the parks system and is privately owned. It is a very nice addition and has a separate review page. The park entrance fee covers both the upper and lower falls along with most of the other state parks so it's worth it if you plan to do several other state parks. If you are going solely to see the falls they are nice with the lower falls being more post cardish. The ever encroaching commercialization has however, taken some of the wonder it once held away.

1  Thank Gr8_times4_2
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Upper Falls of Tahquamenon are stunningly beautiful any time of year, but especially in autumn. This is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi river (Niagara being the biggest) and it falls almost 50 feet. Parking is spacious, the trails are paved and well kept and the gift shop is great with food for sale too! The restroom facilities were plentiful and clean.

The Lower Falls are pretty too, with several smaller along several branches of the river--a walkway for several miles, connects both waterfalls for the adventurous. I chose to drive. The Lower Falls has a great gift shop too, including food and drink offerings. They offer boat rentals here too.

I love this state park and will return as often as possible!

2  Thank Jessie B
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