If you’re doing a road trip around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you may come across roadside waterfalls.
And Alger Falls is one of the easy access waterfalls located right off a highway that’s located in Munising.
You may come across Alger Falls naturally if you drive straight from Tahquamenon Falls to Munising.
These roadside waterfalls are located right at the intersection of the highways M-28 and M-94.
And once you’re at this intersection, you can see Alger Falls from the car if you’re looking out for it as you pass it. Better for the passengers, not driver, to look for and enjoy. 😉
Because it is right along the highway, this also means that if you do stop to get out of the car, you’ll want to be careful. Cars will likely be going 60+ mph.
More below about how to see Alger Falls!
How to see Alger Falls
To know when you’re getting close, you can keep an eye on google maps with your GPS.
The location of Alger Falls is on google maps.
You may also consider parking at Wagner Falls where there’s a proper parking lot that’s just down the road on M-94, and then walk to Alger Falls from there.
It would be about a 10 mile walk.
You might want to download offline google maps before you leave home though, as data is spotty in the UP. Offline maps will allow you do navigate even with no data. GPS will usually work.
If you want to make it a super quick stop, you can get out of the car right in front of Alger Falls and take pictures from the road. There is a small pullover area for parking.
If you want to take in the waterfalls a little more, then it’s possible to get up close to the waterfalls too.
The trail might be a little muddy.
And that’s a bit about a short visit to waterfalls in Munising!
See more beautiful places to visit during your circle the UP road trip!
- Upper Peninsula waterfalls
- Pictured Rocks waterfalls
- Driving from Munising to Marquette (stops to make!)
HAPPY SEEING THE ROADSIDE WATERFALLS OF ALGER FALLS ON YOUR U.P. ROAD TRIP!
Here are some ideas for an Upper Peninsula road trip!
The most important places in the UP to know about are Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and the bubbling Big Spring of Kitch-iti-kipi.
Make it a Michigan camping trip to remember by going camping near Lake Superior.
Lighthouses are also a thing, so stop by one of the Lake Superior lighthouses (or many more!), like Whitefish Point and/or Crisp Point. You can also go to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum to explore why Lake Superior has a reputation for being Shipwreck Coast and the Graveyard of the Great Lakes.
Many people don't make it over to the western part of the Upper Peninsula. But if you want to, you will want to know about Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Then, on your way back down south, you can make a detour to go to Mackinac Island (ferry required) or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (Or, you can do these things on your way up north!)
Read the details: Best places to visit in the Upper Peninsula
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