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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.