Horseshoe Falls, Michigan

Horseshoe Falls in July 2008

While not a large waterfall, or even one with a lot of flow, Horseshoe Falls is interesting because of its shape – the middle section has a horseshoe shape! The waterfall, which is on private property but accessible to the public for a fee, is interesting enough that you should stop and see it at least once. It’s also in the immediate vicinity of at least five other waterfalls.

As I said, there is a fee to see the Falls. I paid $5 by myself, or there is a family option for $15. While it does cost something, the area around the falls is very well protected and in great condition. There’s no trash around the falls or anything to detract from its beauty. Along the way to the falls, you will pass by some beautiful wildflowers, which the owners have identified. During July, pay attention for some rather inconspicuous native orchids that pop up along the trail. You can also feed the ducks and trout, which eat the food insanely fast.

Directions:

  1. You will be traveling on M-28 right in the city of Munising.
  2. From M-28, turn onto Prospect Street. There are large signs indicating where to turn for Horseshoe Falls.
  3. You will then turn onto Bell Street. Head to the end of Bell Street.
  4. Enter the gift shop, pay the entrance fee, and then you’re almost there!

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 35′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

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The falls in July 2013

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