On a recent visit to Michigan's upper peninsula and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, I made a point to visit Wagner Falls. On this morning I was up bright and early and headed out to the falls parking area. (see map below) It was still rather dark even in July when I arrived so I relaxed a bit before I made the short hike.
It's always more enjoyable when being at a popular attraction and you're the only one there. I guess everyone else isn't as crazy as me when it comes to getting up early. Nonetheless I enjoy nature more when it's quiet and peaceful. Being out there hearing the water roar with a light breeze and a bit of mist is therapy for me. It's my zen. When finishing up a photo shoot I feel refreshed and excited for the day.
The short hike to Wagner Falls is straight forward with a boardwalk part of the way that leads to an overlook. It's a must see when in the area.