Why So Many Waterfalls?
Most of the waterfalls in this area are the result of water running over a shelf or cliffs of hard limey sandstone called the Munising Formation. This formation of rock extends from Tahquamenon Falls, some 75 east of the national lakeshore, to Laughing Whitefish Falls, about 30 miles west of the lakeshore. The Munising formation is also called the Northern Michigan cuesta or escarpment.
Please use caution while hiking to area waterfalls. Stay on the trails and watch for uneven footing. Where permitted, pets must be on a 6 foot leash at all times. Pets are not permitted at all waterfalls.