Tannery Falls is a waterfall on Tannery Creek located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at the western border of Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. The Falls are also sometimes called the Rudy M. Olson Memorial Falls because the grave site of Rudolf Olsen can be seen along the trail. The falls drop 40 feet into an impressive sandstone canyon that reveals colors Picture Rocks are known for. There is a cave behind the falls and you can walk behind the falls without getting wet.
Tannery Falls is one of the less-advertised and less-maintained falls in the area and is a little tricky to find. It is near Sand Point Beach. Heading east out of Munising, Michigan, take highway H-58. Turn left onto Washington St. (which becomes Sand Point Road), then pull over to the side of the road and park right away, near the small brick utility building. Directly across H-58 is a small wooden staircase. Go up the staircase and follow the woodland trail.
The rustic walk alone is worth the trip! My daughter claims it is like being in an Indiana Jones movie.
Sand Point Beach is located just four miles northeast of Munising, Michigan, and is within Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. It is situated at the end of Sand Point Road. This gem of a beach is very popular spot for tourists and residents alike. Also, Sand Point is a great place to watch sunsets. The Weather Channel named Sand Point Beach as one of the "Top Five Summer Beaches in America."