#12 Gaze at the Waterfalls along the West End of Black River
Region: Upper Peninsula
A part of the The National Black River Scenic Byway, the waterfalls at the west end of the Black River in the U.P. are as impressive as the hike along the river is beautiful. This is a perfect morning hike for all ages (and canine friends!).
Though not the biggest “mountains,” the Porcuies hold some of the most beautiful and breathtaking trails and vistas in the state. Camp, hike or drive through this area in the western UP and visit spots like Lake of the Clouds or the highest point in Michigan at Mount Arvon.
The Chippewa River is a stream in Michigan that runs 91.8 miles through the central Lower Peninsula. The Chippewa is a tributary of the Tittabawassee River and is named after the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation.
Fun fact: in Island Park, the river flows completely around the park and creates a natural island in the center of the city!
The Chippewa River is perfect for a leisurely trip on the water. Canoeing, tubing, and kayaking are fun for all ages and skill levels.