Laughing Whitefish Falls, Munising

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The Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site is a waterfall and state park located in Onota Township and Rock River Township, in far western Alger County, Michigan. The waterfall is in the southern part of the site, in Rock River Township, 8 miles (13 km) south of Lake Superior near M-94.
Laughing Whitefish Falls is formed by an abrupt limestone escarpment of the Laughing Whitefish River, which flows northward into Lake Superior. The falls is located within the Escanaba River State Forest. The escarpment is shaped so as to draw out the cascade into an unusual fan-shaped wall of water.
From M-94, a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) drive northward on Dorsey Road and a one-mile (1.5 km) hike from the roadhead are necessary to reach the falls.
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  • We visited the area the weekend after an ice storm and a blizzard. This made for a absolutely beautiful and peaceful hike!!! The road into the scenic site is not kept plowed during the winter so we ha...  more »
  • Almost waited in car for hubby to see this one as was concerned trail might be muddy after rain earlier. So glad I decided to chance it! Nice packed gravel and not muddy. This is a gorgeous cascade wa...  more »
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  • A small, but spectacular state wayside park. The fall is a short plunge followed by a long lacy slide. Utterly gorgeous!
  • Beautiful falls. The DNR just put in new stairs to the bottom with benches along the way. There is also a (deer)-trail to the left of the main path when heading toward the falls with a peek-a-boo view which gives a great perspective of the falls. The vault toilet was clean and there was a place to wipe your shoes of invasive species which was a good idea!

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