Root Beer Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Root Beer Falls (Wakefield Township) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Last Autumn, I spent a week trekking around the Upper Peninsula, in search of waterfalls. With misty, rainy days, the weather was perfect for photographing the numerous waterfalls the UP provides. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Wakefield Township, is the pretty little waterfall, appropriately named "Root Beer Falls". 

A little bit difficult to find, as there is no signage or trail to this little gem. I was told that it was very close to the side of a dirt road. To find it, I drove slowly, with the window down, until I could hear the water cascading into the creek.

The area surrounding Root Beer Falls is pretty much a swamp and it was a good thing I had brought my knee high muck boots. Although the Upper Peninsula has much more dramatic waterfalls, I found Root Beer Falls to be one of the most charming. With lots of muck, slippery areas, and rain, it was still a very enjoyable hour.

Below, I've posted a video as well as several photos from the trip. All photos are available as Gallery Wrap Canvas, Vivid Metal Prints, Prints, or Matted Prints.

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Root Beer Falls - Autumn PortraitRoot Beer Falls - Autumn PortraitRoot Beer Falls in Wakefield Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Tannin colored water flows over rock and spills into Planter Creek

Root Beer Falls - Wakefield, MichiganRoot Beer Falls - Wakefield, MichiganRoot Beer Falls in Wakefield Michigan. Tannin rich waters flow over this waterfall in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, during autumn

Root Beer Falls in AutumnRoot Beer Falls in AutumnRoot Beer Falls in Wakefield Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Tannin colored water flows over rock and spills into Planter Creek


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