Wagner Falls near Munising in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has long been one of my favorite waterfall sites.
Wagner Falls is a pretty cascade easily accessible via a half-mile long boardwalk through the woods from a small parking lot near the intersection of M-94 and M-28 just outside of the town of Munising.
There are a few stairs along the trail, which can make getting out to the closest vantage point an issue for wheelchair users, but the trail is otherwise fairly flat and level.
This is one of the trails we find that we can pretty easily pack in our camera tripods so we can experiment with taking photos at different shutter speeds, thus getting some slow-speed shots of the falls featuring a velvety looking water texture.
I was also able to shoot a bit of video with my point-and-shoot camera so that I could share the roar of the waterfalls with readers here.
Not much has changed at the site since our last visit to Wagner Falls, as you can see from the story I posted here compared with the story and photos I posted of the falls four years ago.
Seeing the same serene site, taking a walk through the cool woods on a warm summer day, and spending a few minutes just watching and listening to the waterfalls is a pleasure that never grows old with me, though.
This is the first in a long series of articles I'll be posting about our recent trip to the eastern U.P. We visited some long-time favorite spots like Wagner Falls and made a lot of new discoveries during this trip as well.
Waterfall hunting in the Upper Peninsula? Check out A Guide to 199 Michigan Waterfalls by Laurie Penrose.
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