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Don’t miss those roadside waterfalls!

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Fall is here! This is my favorite time of year to be out enjoying Michigan’s great outdoors as the bright fall colors paint the landscape. Like many, you may be traveling around the U.P. in search of autumn splendor. Since it seems time is always of the essence, I thought it would be handy to provide a list of roadside waterfalls worth visiting. These are the extra convenient and super easy ones to see right from your vehicle. If you have the time, I do recommend getting out and exploring. There are usually some unique features not visible from inside your car.

Below, I list the region, nearest town, road/highway and the page number as found in my ‘Waterfalls of Michigan’ book. Happy waterfallin’!

Alger Falls

Alger Falls

  • Region: Eastern Upper Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Munising, MI
  • Road/Highway: M-28
  • Height: 21 feet
  • Book page number: 55

Scott Falls

Scott Falls

  • Region: Eastern Upper Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Au Train, MI
  • Road/Highway: M-28
  • Height: 11 feet
  • Book page number: 59

Reany Falls

Reany Falls

  • Region: Central Upper Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Marquette, MI
  • Road/Highway: Forestville Rd. (enroute to Dead River Falls)
  • Height: 11 feet (several small drops)
  • Book page number: 225

Warner Falls

Warner Falls

  • Region: Central Upper Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Palmer, MI
  • Road/Highway: M-35
  • Height: 17 feet
  • Book page number: 85

Power House Falls

Power House Falls

  • Region: The Huron Mountains
  • Nearest Town: L’Anse, MI
  • Road/Highway: Power Dam Rd. off US-41
  • Height: 12 feet
  • Book page number: 121

Ravine River Road Falls

Ravine River Road Falls

  • Region: The Huron Mountains
  • Nearest Town: Arvon, MI
  • Road/Highway: Ravine River Rd. (enroute to Mt. Arvon – Michigan’s highest point)
  • Height: 7 feet (several small drops)
  • Book page number: 225

Fumee Falls

Fumee Falls

  • Region: Southern Upper Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Quinnesec, MI
  • Road/Highway: US-2
  • Height: 16 feet (upper level has two drops that total 14 feet)
  • Book page number: 143

Eagle River Falls

Eagle River Falls

Although you get a glimpse of the falls while on M-26, I highly recommend parking in the nearby lot and walking the very short distance to pedestrian bridge spanning the river. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Region: Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Eagle River, MI
  • Road/Highway: M-26
  • Height: 38 feet
  • Book page number: 180

Jacobs Falls

Jacobs Falls

  • Region: Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Eagle River, MI
  • Road/Highway: M-26
  • Height: 28 feet
  • Book page number: 191

Haven Falls

Haven Falls

  • Region: Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Lac La Belle, MI
  • Road/Highway: Lac La Belle Rd.
  • Height: 22 feet
  • Book page number: 197

Tobacco Falls

Tobacco Falls

Although you get a glimpse of the falls while on Lac La Belle Rd., there is a nice little roadside park (Tobacco River Park) on the Lake Superior side of the road. You can park here and then walk upstream. I wouldn’t go out of your way to see this one but if you’re in the area, it’s might be worth a visit.

  • Region: Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Nearest Town: Gay, MI
  • Road/Highway: Lac La Belle Rd.
  • Height: 5 feet (several small drops)
  • Book page number: 226
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