Department of Natural Resources
At 200 feet wide and 50 feet tall, the Upper Falls is the largest waterfall in Michigan. Take a walk along the quarter-mile paved trail to the viewing areas. Climb the 93 steps down to the brink viewing platform to get an up-close look and feel the mist in your face. For those with even more energy, follow the paved trail downstream to the gorge, where 112 steps wind down to the river's edge. View the Upper Falls Day Use Area map.
The entrance to the Lower Falls is four miles east of the Upper Falls along M-123. These falls are easily viewed and photographed from the paved walkway. A quarter-mile boardwalk will take you through thick coniferous forest, ending at the viewing platforms for an up-close experience. Rowboats can be rented from the concession to access the island. View the Lower Falls Day Use area map.