Most visitors who make the trek to Tahquamenon Falls State Park consider the Upper Falls to be the star of the show. If you only do one thing at the park, you should visit this waterfall. The Upper Falls is the largest waterfall in Michigan, spanning more than 200 feet wide and featuring a 50-foot drop.
If you look at the stats alone, it may seem like the Lower Falls pale in comparison to the mighty Upper Falls. However, these smaller waterfalls are still breathtaking in their own way, and they’re some of the most unique waterfalls in the Midwest.
To get a closer look at the falls, you can walk along the boardwalk for a quarter-mile until you find the peaceful viewing platform situated at the edge of the forest. It’s one of the best places to experience the power and wonder of these falls.
To experience the power and might of the Upper Falls for yourself, you can climb down 93 steps to the brink viewing platform. If you aren’t ready to be done with the Upper Falls, you can still venture farther down another 112 steps until you reach the edge of the river.