Waterfall Wednesday: MNA Memorial Falls aka Twin Falls

memorial falls
memorial falls, photo by Aaron Strouse

GoWaterfalling.com is the go-to source for information about Michigan’s waterfalls. Their page on MNA Memorial Falls says (in part):

MNA Memorial Falls is in Munising, off of H-58. Some of the locals refer to this waterfalls as “Twin Falls”. This is a very seasonal waterfall and is often dry. However when the water is flowing, which may only be after a good rain or when the snow is melting, you will be treated to a very pretty gorge with two waterfalls in it. MNA Memorial Falls is owned by the Michigan Nature Association and it is open to the public.

To visit the falls from Munising, head east on H-58 and turn right on Nestor street. There is a sign that says “MNA Memorial Falls” on the right. Park here and follow the trail. The trail will take you to the top of the falls. There is a small wooden bridge that crosses the creek just above the falls. The trail continues downstream along the top of the gorge and then works its way back to the base of the falls. It is at most a 10 minute walk.

Two streams empty into this gorge, but the second one likely only has water after or during a good rain. One very interesting feature of this gorge is a “window” in the walls between the two falls. You can crawl through this window, or just walk around it. You can see each of the waterfalls through this window.

Read on for lots more including driving directions and information about nearby falls to visit including Tannery Falls. You can also learn more about the Michigan Nature Association and their preserves at michigannature.org.

View Aaron’s photo bigger and see more great shots in his awesome Michigan waterfalls slideshow.

Many more Michigan waterfalls on Michigan in Pictures!

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