Silver Falls, or Lower Silver Falls, is a well-known waterfall just off of Skanee Road a short distance upstream of Huron Bay. There is a nice parking area and outhouse here along with several paths leading up and around the different drops here. The roads are reasonably maintained and the area is well frequented by tourists and locals alike.
There are actually two falls here, although most people are only familiar with the lower ones near the parking area. A set of two chutes seperated by a rocky little pool, the lower falls are surrounded with impressive basalt outcroppings and large pine trees. The lower of the two chute empties into a deep little pool over a dramatic blocky plunge that forms an idyllic swimming spot.
The upper half of Silver Falls is located a quarter mile upstream and is much less accessible. A narrow and broken trail leads up the river bank to a large sideways slide over rugged basalt below a narrow chute that still features the footings of an old railroad bridge. Silver River flows through the narrowed opening, pools briefly above the slope, before plunging down sideways and crashing into the opposite bank, twisted back on a northern flow. This upper drop is much larger than the lower, more visited, waterfall.
Head northeast out of L'Anse on Skanee Road for about 7 miles before turning right at a little brown access sign near the bottom of a hill. This track is Silver Falls Road and it forks after .6 miles. Take the left fork to view the main falls, parking in the open parking area and following the paths down to the river to view all the drops.
To visit the upper, less-popular drops, go straight at the fork and park on the sandy pull off before the road runs right into the river itself. Head upstream a few hundred yards to the falls. There is a path that leads along the bank, though it may be difficult to make out in the undergrowth. There is no easy path connecting the upper and lower falls, although backtracking along the road to the fork is not a long walk.