I just had a BLAST researching and planning this epic Upper Peninsula Michigan Road Trip! It's packed with Michigan waterfalls, exciting glass bottom ship wreck tours, hiking trails, restaurants and things to see in the Munising and Pictured Rocks area.
We hope you find the interactive map helpful as you plan your trip. For us, it's invaluable to see locations on a map to better organize our routes to save time, frustration and gas.
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Mackinaw City to Naubinway (restaurants/rest stop is there) - 1 hr (48.8 miles)
Naubinway to Seney National Wildlife Refuge - 38 minutes (37 miles)
Seney National Wildlife Refuge to Munising - 43 min (41.6 miles)
GRAND TOTAL: Mackinaw City to Munising - 2 hrs 21 minutes (125 miles)
We will begin this trip at Mackinaw City and continue north over the Bridge and west on U.S. Route 2. Be sure to tour Mackinaw City as there is so much to and see!
We enjoyed our stop at Moofinfries for lunch, a little hidden gem along U.S. Route 2 in Naubinway. The owner of this family owned restaurant came out and talked to everyone and thanked us for coming in. It made the stop feel more special as we love supporting local businesses.
Moofinfries has burgers, fish and fries, hence their witty name! Oh, and ice cream! Chris really loved the fries!
Seney National Wildlife Preserve is now one of our favorite places to stop in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is a peaceful 7 mile drive that takes about an hour if you stop several times to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. You will drive past marshes with spectacular views and cross two bridges. This drive is open May 15-October 29.
There is a visitor's center with restrooms and also a park with picnic tables and a porta john. The road is gravel, not paved. Horseflies can be present so you may need to keep your windows up.
Visit our dedicated Seney National Wildlife Preserve page for more photos, maps, videos and information.
Wagner Falls in the UP is a short flat walk along a lovely curving boardwalk and through the beautiful woods. The parking area is gravel and dirt which can be VERY muddy if it just rained. Read More about Wagner Falls!
Alger Falls is a very pretty roadside waterfall. You can see it from your car! Located at the M-28 and M-94 intersection east of Munising, this Upper Peninsula waterfall is best viewed in the later afternoon for the best light.
We had so much fun and took so many pictures that we dedicated a page just to Tannery and Memorial Falls!
Munsing Falls is a very short, paved trail that is 800 feet one way. It is shaded most of the way with lots of trees and the sandstone canyon along Munising Creek. The main paved trail leads to the viewing platform to view the breathtaking 50-foot waterfall.
Park at the Munising Falls Visitor's Center. Restrooms with flush toilets, drinking fountains and running water are available. Great map of the area is also there.
We love heading up the stairs to the higher viewing platforms to see a different perspective of Munising Falls. It's one heck of a view!! Pets allowed on trail and stairs. I hear it's fantastic in the winter!
THIS is one heck of a stop along your Upper Peninsula Waterfalls adventure. The .8 mile boardwalk is definitely worth your time!
See more photos and videos on our Pictured Rocks page!
These pretty little falls are located across the street from the Roadside Park Drive on 28, west of Munising (which is where you will park). The photo is deceiving as Scott Falls is taller than it looks. You can easily walk under the falls, as it is 10 feet tall.
You can also climb to the top of these Upper Peninsula waterfalls from the left side to see the pretty river that feeds the waterfall.
Beautiful 1.2 mile round trip walk to the falls. Great views on the platform that is level with the top of the falls. If you are agile and wearing decent shoes, it's fun to climb down to the lower level. It's lots of boulders and using your hands, feet and full body to climb down.
Plan to spend about an hour here as the beach and rock formations are just spectacular! We absolutely love sitting on the beach watching kayakers and the Pictured Rocks Cruises pass by. It's a perfect beach for stand up paddle boarding and swimming!
Elliot Falls is a small waterfall it is just gorgeous due to the orange rock formations all around it.
Take time to sit on the beach, go swimming or just enjoy walking along the beach. There is no fee to park or go to this beach.
We will post the remainder of these falls soon!! In the mean time, there is lots of info about the rest of the falls in the map at the top of this page, such as parking and distances to the falls.
I hope this page helped you plan and enjoy the sights of Michigan's Upper Peninsula Waterfalls!
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