Root Beer Falls is located near Wakefield in Michigan’s Gogebic County. This waterfall is tucked away on Planter Creek close to the roadside just beyond the trees. Once you get to this 8 foot (2.4 m) high waterfall you will immediately know how it got it’s name. Rich brown tannin water flows over a small rock ridge and creates almost a bubbly froth into the creek’s pool below.
Travel directions: From Wakefield head north of M-28 for 1.3 miles (2 km) until you reach Wertanen Road. Take a left up this dirt road for a few hundred yards until you can see the waterfall through the tree on the left hand side.