Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Michigan’s Waterfalls

Have you been searching for a unique and relaxing weekend getaway that won’t break the bank? We’re lucky to live in a state with so many unique natural attractions that bring adventure and excitement right into our own backyards. If you’re a fan of gorgeous waterfalls (and, honestly, who isn’t?), you will benefit greatly with a tour of the very best waterfalls in Michigan. Prepare for some time in the great outdoors, because these natural spots are calling your name.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For an interactive map of our route, click here. Of course, feel free to adjust the route to fit your needs, interests, and timeline — but this is a great schedule to follow if you want take planning out of your own hands! In total, the driving time is approximately seven hours, and we’ve planned this trip to take place over the course of a Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend itinerary is only a small sampling of the waterfalls you’ll discover in Michigan’s breathtaking Upper Peninsula. You could truly spend years exploring and never experience all that the U.P. has to offer, so we strongly encourage you to create your own ideal route, follow your favorite paths, and discover the best and most beautiful elements of our incredible Great Lakes State.

Have you visited any of the best waterfalls in Michigan? Which is your favorite? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Craving more natural adventure in Michigan? Check out some of the most jaw-dropping locations in the state for more adventure in the great outdoors.

Address: 41382 W M-123, Paradise, MI 49768, USA
Address: Grand Marais, MI 49839, USA
Address: Shingleton, MI 49884, USA
Address: Marquette, MI, USA
Address: Ishpeming, MI 49849, USA
Address: Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Rock River Township, MI 49885, USA
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Best Waterfalls In Michigan

May 17, 2020

What are the best waterfall hikes in Michigan?

Here in The Mitten State, locals are no strangers to the majesty of the great outdoors. We love our nature treks, and nothing is quite as rewarding as a waterfall hike in Michigan. In addition to the impressive spots listed above, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit places like Memorial Falls. Though modest in size, this waterfall is easy to access and is stunning.

What are the most beautiful lakes in Michigan?

Can’t get enough of local water features? We don’t blame you one bit! This state is full of natural beauty, and there are many beautiful lakes in Michigan. Our very name is descended from the indigenous word mishigami, meaning “large lake.” The four of the five Great Lakes that our state borders are arguably the loveliest lakes in the area, but many smaller pools are just as lovely. Don’t be afraid to ask locals for petite pools in the area worth visiting!

What are the best outdoor adventures in Michigan?
Once you’ve admired the great outdoors of Michigan, you won’t be able to get enough. The best outdoor adventures often revolve around hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing. However, our shoreline also offers opportunity for more extreme sports like scuba diving and parasailing. If the opportunity for wild adventure in Michigan presents itself, don’t pass it up!

Address: 41382 W M-123, Paradise, MI 49768, USA
Address: Grand Marais, MI 49839, USA
Address: Shingleton, MI 49884, USA
Address: Marquette, MI, USA
Address: Ishpeming, MI 49849, USA
Address: Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Rock River Township, MI 49885, USA