7 Michigan Waterfalls You MUST See NOW (2021)

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Michigan waterfalls are almost as abundant as its lakes. Although there aren’t quite as many waterfalls as lakes, the state is replete with them. Don’t be like TLC and “don’t go chasing waterfalls” because you will be missing out on some of the states natural wonders. Here are some of the BEST Michigan waterfalls you should go chase today.

Tahquamenon Falls - Michigan's Best Waterfall

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Tahquamenon Falls - The Best Waterfall in MI

Tahquamenon Falls is one of Michigan’s most popular waterfall stops. It’s potentially the second best waterfall east of the Mississippi behind Niagara Falls. Why should you visit Tahquamenon Falls? The Tahquamenon Falls Brewery is located at the trailhead and the changing landscapes of Michigan’s seasons.

Dead River Falls - Marquette's Most Scenic Waterfall

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Dead River Falls - Marquette, MI

I’ve mentioned Dead River Falls in a number of my previous posts and I am mentioning it again. When the water is flowing and the heat is turned up, the Dead River Falls hike is one of Michigan’s best. Incredible scenery and multiple levels of waterfalls, Dead River Falls has it all.

Chapel Falls/Chapel Beach Falls

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Chapel Falls is nowhere near amazing as Tahquamenon Falls but neither are any other ones. What makes Chapel Falls list worthy is the scenery that surrounds it. Tucked away in the Pictured Rock National Seashore, Chapel Falls is apart of one of Michigan’s best hikes, Chapel Loop. Add 2 different viewing platforms for this waterfall and it’s surely a winner.

If you are making the entire hike to Chapel Beach, you will see Chapel Beach Falls which empties onto the shores of Lake Superior.

Canyon Falls - The Upper Peninsula's Grand Canyon

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Canyon Falls aka the Grand Canyon of MI

Canyon Falls aka the Grand Canyon of Michigan is an Upper Peninsula hidden gem. Now this has no sizable comparison to the Grand Canyon but for Michigan standards, this is an amazing gorge to visit. Most people skip this one because its secluded and not as widely known as other Michigan tourist attractions.

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Michigan Waterfalls: Laughing Whitefish Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls Long Exposure

Laughing Whitefish is one of my favorites in Michigan because it’s easy access and amazing waterflow. The only thing that will turn people away is the abundance of bugs on hot humid days. One of my worst memories to date was my first time here and the assault on my body because my lack of preparation on bug mitigation.

Bond Falls - Upper Michigan's True Gem

Upper Peninsula waterfalls make Michigan road trips what they are. Bond Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Michigan and must be added to anyones Michigan Road trip itinerary. Bond Falls is located in the Western part of the Upper Peninsula and measures in around 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. Make sure you get to this one!

Potawatomi Falls - Western Michigan's Best Waterfall

Potawatomi falls can easily slip under your radar if you get caught up with all the other amazing waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula. Don’t let this mistake happen to you! Potawatomi is an amazing waterfall apart of the Black River ScenicĀ  Byway about 14 miles north of Bessemer

Michigan Trip Planner

There you have it folks. Some of Michigan’s best waterfalls for your future travel plans. Now, besides waterfalls, there are a plethora of Michigan tourist attractions that you don’t want to skip. The majority of Michigan’s best things to do are out in the bounty of nature. Here are some of the best Upper Peninsula sights to see guides:

I know it can be hard to choose everything, so plan wisely. If you need anymore advice or want me too plan your trip, message me here. If you are interested in learning more about Michigan waterfalls, read all about more of them here

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