Scott Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to access in the Upper Peninsula. It is just east of the Au Train river and right on highway M28. Just across the highway is a roadside park complete with vaulted toilets, water, charcoal grills, picnic tables, and beach access. Scott Falls couldn’t’ be in a more convenient location.
I believe that many of us in the Upper Peninsula have found childhood memories of Scott Falls. Personally, I remember those warm summer days when my mother would take us for a swim at the roadside park. Of course we would be covered in sand from walking up the beach afterward, so mom would take us across the road and make us rinse off in Scott Falls. We would play in the water and have an adventure in the cave behind the falls. As a kid, sitting in that cave when the train comes through is amazing! I’m sure that many of us have shared similar experiences.
If you do take the opportunity to visit Scott Falls, take a moment to go to the roadside park and read the history of the face in the rock. It is quite interesting and an often overlooked piece of UP history. Also the beach at the park is much quieter than the beach at the Au Train River and you still have the ability to access everything that the town of Au Train has to offer. If you do take a dip please do remember that like most beaches in the Upper Peninsula you are swimming at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Directions to Scott Falls
If you are traveling East on highway M28 you will pass over the Au Train River and Scott Falls will be on your right at the end of the bay and right across from the roadside park. As you travel West from Munising, you will go approximately 10 miles from the heart of town the falls will be on your left. It is really easy to miss. Watch for the roadside park on your right and use that as your reference.
Map of Scott Falls