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Upper Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan

This blast of autumn color comes from the upper falls of Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The cascade has the nickname ‘Root Beer Falls’ due to the reddish-brown tint the water often takes. Cedar swamps upstream put a high concentration of tannins in the water, which cause the discoloration. And when fall turns the leaves on the banks orange and crimson, the falls blend in nicely with the color scheme.

The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park’s 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second.
Address: 41382 W M-123, Paradise, MI 49768
Phone: (906) 492-3415