Munising area waterfalls

The waterfalls of Munising and the Grand Marais area are quite impressive to say the least. From roadside waterfalls to more adventurous day hikes, there’s something for everyone! The waterfalls below are the more popular ones as there many others that are unnamed, more difficult to find. During the winter months, some of the waterfalls will change into huge ice towers as the flowing water will freeze on its self. No matter which season you view them, just make sure to carry the necessary gear and be prepared for the conditions.

Alger Falls

Au Train Falls - Lower

Bridalveil Falls

Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Bridalveil Falls is best viewed from the water on Lake Superior. This is a seasonal waterfall that slows to a trickle during the summer months.

Chapel Falls - NPS photo
NPS photo

Chapel Falls

To reach Chapel Falls, take the marked walking trail 1.5 miles through beautiful forests and small hills until you reach the 60-foot falls. This trail also continues past the falls to the famous Chapel Rock on Lake Superior. No pets allowed.

Elliot Falls

Follow the trail heading north towards Lake Superior and waterfall is at end of beach.

Horseshoe Falls
Greg Kretovic photo

Horseshoe Falls

The Munising area features an impressive list of waterfalls and Horseshoe Falls & Gift Shop is one you should make sure to visit! This beautiful waterfall is privately managed with the utmost care and has many unique features. Bring the family and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful gardens, picnic area, gift shop and the trout pond where you can feed the fish! We also have trails for you to explore and take in the pristine beauty of the Upper Peninsula northwoods. We hope to see you soon! Learn More…

Laughing Whitefish Falls

After a 20-minute hike, downhill, this beautiful 100 foot cascading waterfall flows into a deep limestone gorge. A winding wooden staircase, with viewing areas, will lead you to the bottom. This is a Michigan DNR collection site which requires a daily park pass or yearly vehicle state park pass.

Miners Falls

A 1.2 mile round-trip gravel walking path will lead you through a spectacular forest to where the Miners River drops about 50 feet into a sandstone canyon creating a spectacular view. There are two viewing platforms with the lower one having 77 steps to reach it.

Munising Falls

This 50-foot waterfall drops into a sandstone canyon and creates a spectacular scene. Walk .25 mile on a paved trail through the woods until you reach the viewing platform. There are two other viewing areas reachable by stairs but the main platform is fully accessible. Pets are only allowed on the paved trail.

Mosquito Falls

Follow a .9 mile hiking trail to the falls through forest and small hills to see this secluded waterfall. The Mosquito River flows over three drops with the largest being 8 feet. No pets allowed.

Rock River Falls

Located within Rock River Canyon Wilderness, this 20 foot cascading waterfall is within a secluded area of Alger County. The falls is located 3/4 mile from the parking area and this waterfall is truly for the adventurous. No motorized vehicles, bicycles or wheeled devices allowed within the designated wilderness area.

Sable Falls
NPS photo

Sable Falls

Following a short trail to the falls, this 75-foot waterfall tumbles over several cliffs until it reaches Lake Superior. The first viewing platform is down a staircase with 169 steps. Pets are not allowed on the trail.

Scott Falls

This roadside waterfall is a straight drop of 10 feet and viewable from the road.

Spray Falls

Spray Falls drops approximately 70 feet to Lake Superior and creates a spectacular view. Although best viewed from the water, it can also be seen on the North Country Trail/Lakeshore Trail.

Wagner Falls

Following a short walk on a gravel path to the viewing platform, Wagner Creek flows over numerous rock ledges to create a beautiful waterfall.

Michigan DNR photo

kitch-iti-kipi (the Big Spring)

Palms Book State Park, Manistique, MI
Michigan’s Largest Freshwater Spring

Short walking trail leads to natural spring pond that features a self-operated observation raft.