If you go
Waterfalls: Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association lists publicly accessible waterfalls by county, including size of vertical drop and walking time to reach them; www.uptravel.com/databases/waterfalls.asp or (906) 774-5480.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: On Michigan state Route 123, about 10 miles west of Paradise, six to seven hours north of Detroit; take Interstate 75 north, exit on 123 about 5 miles north of St. Ignace; www.exploringthenorth.com/tahqua/tahqua.html or (906) 492-3415. Admission: $6 per Michigan vehicle, $8 for out of state.
Paradise Chamber of Commerce: www.paradisemichigan.org or (906) 492-3219.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum: Whitefish Point, 10 miles north of Paradise; www.shipwreckmuseum.com or (888) 492-3747. Open daily, May through October. Adults, $8.50; children, $5.50; family, $23.
Keweenaw Peninsula: In far northwestern Upper Peninsula, about nine hours northwest of Detroit, about seven hours north of Chicago. Attractions range from copper mining historical park to historic fort in Copper Harbor at tip of the peninsula. Chamber of Commerce: www.keweenaw.org. Waterfalls: www.keweenaw.org.
Porcupine Mountains State Wilderness Park: On Lake Superior in Ontonagon County. Plenty of waterfalls flow through Michigan's largest undeveloped forest; www.exploringthenorth.com/porkiesum/intro.html or (906) 885-5275.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Extends along Lake Superior coastline for 40 miles in north-central Upper Peninsula between Grand Marais and Munising; www.nps.gov/piro or (906) 387-3700. Several rivers run through it, producing falls down 200-foot sandstone cliffs.