Michigan has some of the best beachy lakeshores in the country, but the state's nature views aren't reserved for the summer. When winter rolls around and you start to get some cabin fever, try taking a day trip to hike to these beautiful falls. Get ready to update your bucket list with this virtual tour of some of the best waterfalls in Michigan

Munising Falls

Price: Free!

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 800 ft on a paved trail

Address: Located within the city limits of Munising and the trail begins at 1505 Sand Point Rd, Munising, MI 49862.

Why You Need To Go: This is a great trail if you're craving a view but are short on time. Dogs are welcome on leashes!

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Wagner Falls

Price: A state recreation pass is required, but you can get one on your license plate for $11 and it will get you into every state park.

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Only a quarter-mile trail into the forest. 

Address: You can park at the Wagner Falls Parking Site off of M-94 in Westmore, MI.

Why You Need To Go: It's the perfect spot to pop in if you have an afternoon free and want to take in the great outdoors.

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Tahquamenon Falls

Price: A state recreation pass is required, but you can get one on your license plate for $11 and it will get you into every state park.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Length: A half-mile to the Upper Falls and then four miles to see the Lower Falls.

Address: 41382 W. M-123, Paradise MI, 49768

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the largest and most stunning waterfalls in the entire state. Definitely plan on dedicating a day to soaking in all of the beauty this place has to offer.

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Laughing Whitefish Falls

Price: You also need a state recreation pass for this park; it's $11 but gets you into every state park.

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Half a mile from the parking lot to the falls. 

Address: Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Sundell MI, 49885

Why You Need To Go: This is a real hidden gem of a waterfall. There aren't a lot of signs or fanfare around the falls, but they are definitely worth the time.

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Hungarian Falls

Price: Free!

Difficulty: Easy

Length: A quarter-mile from the parking lot

Address: 47.3827778N 88.025W, Hubbell, MI 49934

Why You Need To Go: This trail is not marked, but it is well-worn because people can't stop coming back here; if you're looking for a unique hike off of the beaten path then this is a great place to start.

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Memorial Falls

Price: Free!

Difficulty: Easy

Length: A short ten-minute walk from parking.

Address: 46.418N 86.62694W, Michigan U.P., Alger County. Turn onto Nestor St. off of H-58 and you'll see a sign that reads "MNA Memorial Falls" which indicates where to park. 

Why You Need To Go: These falls have a cave behind them so you can get an awesome picture standing behind the falling water.

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Miners Fall

Price: Free!

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 1.2-mile trail

Address: Miners Falls Rd, Munising, MI 49862

Why You Need To Go: This waterfall should definitely be on your list to see in Michigan. It's one of the longer trails on this list so it's a great place to spend the day outside exploring nature.

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It doesn't have to be summer for you to go chasing waterfalls — so what are you waiting for? Pull-on your snowsuits & go on an adventure to some of the most beautiful sights Michigan has to offer!

The falls aren't the only awesome things worth checking out this winter. Zoom 30 miles per hour downhill on a MASSIVE winter luge track — 1 of only 4 in the entire country — or hang out with reindeer & feel like you're at the north pole on this Michigan farm.

If winter isn't your thing & you need more summer adventure inspo, check out this whimsical lavender labyrinth or kayak to a hidden rock island that looks like something out of Disney's 'Avatar'.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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