Best Day Trip in the Upper Peninsula

Tahquamenon Falls State Park spans approximately 50,000 acres and features the stunning Tahquamenon River and its breathtaking waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, draws most of the attention.

From Reed’s on the River, a visit to Tahquamenon Falls makes for an exciting and memorable day trip. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your journey.


Must Do

Tahquamenon Falls State Park has both an upper falls and lower falls. The two locations are about 4 miles apart and have two separate entrances.

The upper falls has the famous large fall that you see the most pictures of. There is also a restaurant / brewery located at the upper falls.

The lower falls is a combination of falls that end up in a small lake that you can rent boats and row around.

Both locations have gift shops.


On The Way!

On your way to or from the falls, or any UP trip, be sure to stop by Clyde’s Drive-In, conveniently located just off I-75 after you cross the bridge in St. Ignace. Famous for their mouthwatering burgers and delicious milkshakes, Clyde’s offers a cozy dining area and the option to enjoy your meal right in your vehicle. Remember, it’s cash only!

Clyde’s Drive-In
178 US-2
St. Ignace, MI 49781
(906) 643-8303


Tahquamenon Falls State Park is located in the Upper Peninsula and is approximately 1.5 hours once you cross the Mackinac Bridge.

24019 Upper Falls Drive Falls Drive
Paradise, MI 49768


Approximate travel time from our cabins:

1 hour 54 minutes