Wasn’t it nice of that tree to grow to the left so we could walk through? Some of the path had rocks and tree roots, etc. to look out for, but it wasn’t a bad trail. We plan on going on another trip this year, so I’ll have more falls, etc. posted this summer. (2018)When we went on this trip, I didn’t know I was going to start a blog. Starting with my next Falls, I’m going to give my opinion as to whether the trail is wheelchair accessible or not. Sometimes the beginning of a trail is wheelchair accessible and it gets rougher as you go along. I wasn’t paying attention on these first twelve falls, and I’m not going to rely on my memory, so I can’t help you on these. Unless, gee, I just might have to go back some day!About 25 miles outside of Marquette, this unique waterfall is located in Laughing Whitefish State Park near the small town of Chatham. Watch the water cascade down a 100-foot rock slide from multiple viewing platforms.
Named for the main drop on the Yellow Dog River, these falls are as fun to hike to as they are to watch—featuring over 7 drops of varying distance within a mere mile-long walk.Among the easiest to access is Wright Street Falls. This unique spot is both urban and natural. Park in the parking lot on the right side of Wright Street and it’s a short stroll across the boardwalk to reach the falls. Downstream of Forestville Dam the Dead River begans to calm down. It has a short distance to travel east to Lake Superior with one last (relatively shallow) reservoir to pass through. Before it retires, though, there is one more jagged drop over red and black volcanic rock to flow over, a tough cascade that flows next to Wright Street. This waterfall consists of a jagged set of rapids that flows under a penstock and bridge, dropping close to a dozen feet in all, and then the Dead River enters the Tourist Park area. From US-41 in Marquette (near Target and the mall) head up Wright Street for 1.5 miles, or when the road levels out. Park on the left side of the road near a gated bridge with an angry yellow sign nearby. Cross over the bridge and follow the river to the left towards the penstock’s crossing for the main falls. Some smaller falls are located underneath the bridge.I am visiting Marquette, Michigan right now, and have visited a number of times before. I forgot my Michigan waterfall book at home, so did a quick search, and found out there was an easy-to-visit waterfall right on the outskirts of Marquette. I decided to check it out today.The waterfall, creatively named Wright Street Falls is right off of…wait for it…Wright Street. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to find, and it ended up being very easy to find. Parking was more abundant than I expected, and the few tips I found online led me to the falls pretty quickly. It’s not a particularly tall waterfall, but it is actually wide. There is something that carries water right in front of the falls, so at first it may seem like you might not be able to get a great view, but you can get a better view. The directions I found suggested following the right side of the river, but I found that the left side of the river had better views of the falls.
Hmmm, what else is new? So I’m technically back from Marquette and in Grand Rapids. I have ~4 more blog posts from Marquette though, so I’ll be hustling hard for the next couple of weeks to get all of my content wrapped up. Is October flying for anyone else?! I saw a tweet that was like “October going 95 in a 50” and I’m like… seriously. I have so many fall things I want to do yet and the month is about to freaking wrap! But yeah pumpkins and cider doughnuts are on the list, for sure. I have some big plans coming up and life just feels like a whirlwind right now. I feel so busy. I want autumn to last forever and ever and EVER but I’m also excited for the slowness and stillness of winter a bit too. But I’ll be back this week, so stay tuned!One of my favorite things to wear when exploring waterfalls are my Hunter boots. I worked with them on a paid IG collaboration, but I’d say that no matter what. They’re just the best for jumping into the falls if you want to, or for walking around in muddy areas. Plus these rolltop sherpa ones are SO COMFORTABLE. I have the classic rain boots from them too, which I wore to Tahquamenon Falls a couple of years ago. I love them, but being 5’3, they’re a little hard to walk in… they’re very stiff… not very comfy… but these sherpa ones are super practical and super comfortable. So yeah, be sure to check them out! I’ll definitely be wearing these all winter long, and I loooooveee that they’re insulated too. I need to invest in more practical winter clothes, since I sense I’ll be spending a lot of time outside this winter. 😉