Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls location

Recognition: Legally Dedicated Natural Area Laughing Whitefish Falls Location

Size: 360 acres

Management: Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site

Location: In northwestern Alger County, 20 miles southeast of Marquette

Activities: Hiking, outdoor education, birding, wildlife viewing

Importance: Laughing Whitefish Falls is considered by many to be the most spectacular of Michigan's falls. The falls cascade through a picturesque gorge with old growth white pine and hemlock towering above. The falls can be reached by a moderate (.6 mile) hike through beech-maple forest.

A family standing on a pathway next to Laughing Whitefish Falls

A family standing on a pathway next to Laughing Whitefish Falls.

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls