More Great Lakes ~ Waterfalls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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Au Train Upper Falls

Au Train Upper Falls near Au Train, Michigan

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Au Train Lower Falls

Au Train Lower Falls

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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Lower Taq Falls

Lower Tahquamenon Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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Upper Taq Falls

Upper Tahquamenon Falls

About the two Tahquamenon Falls, excerpted from Michigan DNR:

. . . “The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island.” . . .

“Rising from springs north of McMillan, the Tahquamenon River drains the watershed of an area of more than 790 square miles. From its source, it meanders 94 miles before emptying into Whitefish Bay. The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from the Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. The extremely soft water churned by the action of the falls causes the large amounts of foam, which has been the trademark of the Tahquamenon since the days of the voyager.” . . .

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Munising Falls

Munising Falls at Munising, MI

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Sable Falls

Sable Falls near Grand Marais, MI

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Wagner Falls

Wagner Falls near Munising, MI

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  1. Alissa Russo said

    Hi, I’m a student at Northern Michigan University in Marquette MI and we are working on a podcast project on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. When we were searching we came accross this picture of Bridal Veil falls and would like to ask your permission for the rights to use it in our podcast. You will be given credit and sent the podcast if you would like it.

    Thank you for your time,
    Alissa Russo

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