Guest Author - Sharon Bejin
The Great Lakes region has many waterfalls. They range in various heights and those who are fortunate enough to see them will tell you the loud roars from the water pushing over their edges are mesmerizing and give you a state of tranquility when listening to them.
Some of the designated waterfalls can be small while others boast their height. Viewers can enjoy each one for their individuality of beauty and the amount of water that gushes over each fall.
Pattison State Park is located in Superior, Wisconsin and is home to the highest waterfalls in the state. Big Manitou Falls has a height of 165 feet. Viewing of this waterfall is limited since getting into the area can be difficult. The loud rumbling of the waterfalls can be heard as it hits the Black River.
Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high and is very scenic. Those who are lucky enough to camp in the park can also take in hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming. This waterfall is more accessible than Big Manitou Falls.
The Minnehaha Falls is located in Minnehaha Park in Minnesota which is along the Mississippi River. This 53-foot waterfall has a vast gush of water pushing over the edge continuously. Trails run alongside the waterfalls and hikers and viewers will find also find a bridge above the waterfalls and below.
Miners Falls in located in Michigan and is 40 feet high. The noise level from this waterfall is loud as the water drops into the Miners River.
Bond Falls in Michigan is interesting to watch as the water rushes down in stair-like fashion. This waterfall is 40 feet high and 100 feet wide.
Rainbow Falls is not as tall as the other waterfalls but it is unique in how it divides into two sections. It is appealing simply for this feature. This waterfall is located in Michigan.
Copper Falls in Ashland, Wisconsin is 40 feet high. The hiking trail throughout the park gives viewers access to several waterfalls within the park. The falls are beautiful as the water cascades over the rocks.
Before you start your hike in search of a spectacular waterfall, remember to put on mosquito repellant. Those buggers may wreck havoc on your hike.
When viewing the waterfalls, you may want to heed the warning signs to prevent injury of yourself or family members. It is certainly tempting to get closer to these natural wonders, but the rocks around them can be slippery.