Morgan Falls in Marquette. Photo Credit: Aaron Peterson

Three Must See Waterfalls in Marquette County

April in Marquette brings warmer sunny days along with spring showers and melting snow, which creates spring runoff and a great time to explore the many waterfalls in the area. Marquette County is home to more waterfalls than any other

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Yellow Dog River Pinnacle Falls

Take 510 road south from County Road 550, for about 3 miles to the AAA road. Turn west and travel for about 5.5 miles to Pinnacle trail on the left. Turn south for about one mile, then curve east then

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Yellow Dog River 510 Falls

(Lat. N46 Degrees 43′ 43″ Long. W87 Degrees 42′ 43″) is located from Marquette – Travel County Road 550 north toward Big Bay approximately 23 miles to County Road 510. Turn left (west) on County Road 510. Travel about 7

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Warner Creek Falls

From the M-28 / M-35 intersection east of Negaunee, travel 9 miles south on M-35 to Palmer Michgan. As you go through Palmer, the huge industrial complex on your right is the Empire Iron Ore Mine, one of the largest

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Little Garlic River Falls

From Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, take Hawley Street/County Road 550 north and west about 11 miles to the Little Garlic River crossing. Take the next road to the left and proceed about 1.5 miles to the next river crossing. Park

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Escanaba River Rapids

From Palmer travel on County Road 565 about 7.5 miles south to the bridge over the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River. The rapids can be seen from the bridge looking upstream and can be seen from a interesting perspective

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Dead River-Wright Street Falls

(Lat. N 46 Degrees 34′ 25″ Long. W87 Degrees S 28′ 36″) From Lakeshore Boulevard, travel west on Wright Street for about 3 miles to the Marquette Board of Light and Power Office. Park at the “Fisherman’s Parking Area” adjacent

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The Dead River Falls

(Lat. 46 Degrees 34′ 07″ Long. 87 degrees 28′ 42″) From Wright Street take Foresville Road about 2.5 miles to a parking area and circle drive. Park here and walk up the hill. Follow the trail up and around to

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Cataract Dam Falls

From downtown Marquette take Front street south. At the roundabout/travel circle stay right and head west on US 41 for about 1.3 miles. Turn left at M-553/McClellan Avenue(Value Host Hotel is to the left). Travel about 28 miles until you

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Carp River – Upper Falls

From the Carp River/Morgan Creek Falls parking area, travel west about 1/2 mile to an intersection where the main trail continues straight, a small trail goes to the right and an aqua-duct goes to the left. Park on the side

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Carp River – Morgan Creek Falls

Located near Marquette Mountain Ski Area. From the US41/McClellan Avenue Intersection, travel west on McClellan about 2.7 miles to an opening in the guard rail with a truck trail to the right. The correct trail is the last one on

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Black River Falls

( Lat. N46 Degrees 23′ 32″ Long. W87 degrees 46′ 56″) is a quick hike along a scenic path bordered by majestic pine trees. The Black River plunges 20 feet creating an impressive waterfall which can be viewed from an

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Big Pup Creek Falls

(Lat. N46 Degrees 42′ 42″ Long W87 Degrees 42′ 14″) is located from Marquette – Travel County Road 550 north toward Big Bay approximately 23 miles to County Road 510. Travel about 7 miles (you will cross the steel bridge

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Feel Alive at Dead River Falls

The Dead River is a wild forty-three mile river in Marquette County that flows directly into Lake Superior. Although one can view this river from many different places, the most exciting place to visit it is a mile-long adventure hike

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