Michigan Waterfalls: Root Beer Falls

Root Beer Falls

6 Root Beer Falls, photo by David Hedquist

One of the coolest things for me about making Michigan in Pictures is when I come across something in Michigan that there’s little to no information about online.

Such is the case with Root Beer Falls (map), a roughly 8′ waterfall that is located a couple of miles north of Wakefield in Gogebic County. “Rootbeer Falls” is also a name for the Tahquamenon Falls, and one would assume that the same tannins that give Tahquamenon their rich, brown color are at work here.

Douglas Feltman posted this sweet time-lapse video from Root Beer Falls last fall, saying that this small drop on Planter Creek is fed by overflow from Sunday Lake in Wakefield, just a quick walk through the woods from Wertanen Road. He has 49 more Michigan waterfall videos as well!

The photographer, David Hedquist, is the author of Waterfalling in Wisconsin and has told me he’s working on a Michigan book, so stay tuned! Sorry- I misremembered. David is NOT  working on a new book. He did share that Phil Stagg of Waterfalls of Michigan is writing books though!

You can view his photo background bigilicious and see a bunch more in his Root Beer Falls slideshow.

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