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A Hidden Treasure at a Roadside Stop


Canyon Falls is a spectacularly wonderful, magical place to visit. Who goes to a roadside park and sees something like this? If you’re in northern Michigan, or the Upper Peninsula, hopefully you do!

The park is on US-41 near L’Anse and serves as the trailhead for an easy hike (about a mile) to the largest box canyon in the state of Michigan. To find the trail, look for the water pump at the roadside park, the trail is just behind it. A 1/4 mile hike through beautiful woods, on a nice, level trail with boardwalks takes you to the main drop of Canyon Falls. Keep going for another 1/2 mile or so to see the next major drop with another impressive falls.

If you keep going after that, you’ll soon see the upper falls at the end of the canyon. Although the trek to the last two falls is slightly more difficult than the beginning of the trail, it’s totally worth the effort.

Directions: From L’Anse go South on US 41 for 9 miles, approximately 4 miles North of the US 41 & M-28 junction. Here’s a map link.




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