Carol and Steve: Michigan trip 2012 travel blog

Walkway to Tahquamenon River lower falls

Tahquamenon River lower falls

Swimmers in Tahquamenon River lower falls

This fellow was sitting comfortably under the lower falls keeping cool

Tahquamenon River lower falls

Tahquamenon River lower falls

Tahquamenon River upper falls

Tahquamenon River upper falls

Tahquamenon River wild life

We walked down 98 steps

Tahquamenon River upper falls


On Friday, July 6, 2012, we drove the RV from St Ignace about 60 miles north to Brimley State Park located in the small village of Brimley. It is a nice park sitting on Whitefish Bay with 50 amp power but no water or sewer connections. At departure from St Ignace we again filled our water tank to maximum at ninety gallons and headed north to Brimley, MI.

Brimley State Park’s 237 sites are filled. Our site is huge and in most campgrounds they would put two of us on this site. There are one gazillon kids here with four gazillion pieces of rolling equipment of all types enjoying themselves: riding bikes and every other wheeled conveyance available to peddle or push, or playing basketball, or swimming in Whitefish Bay. There are only three other class-A rigs and we are the biggest and the very small kids seem to be fascinated with our bus. In the evenings the fire rings light up and the campground is aglow with flickering warm light.

Not to waste any time we rushed to get our rig setup so we could leave around noon for Tahquamenon Falls State Park which is northwest of Brimley. There are campgrounds at both the lower and upper falls which are separated by about four miles. Both campgrounds were turning away campers as they were full.

The lower falls is accessible by swimmers and many enjoyed walking under the five foot water fall and sitting there in what we were told was soft cascading water that leaves your skin feeling soft and very good. The upper falls is the taller with a drop of 50 feet. The river water is tainted with tannic acid from the tree leaves. It is the second largest falls east of the Mississippi second to Niagara Falls.

Regards, Carol and Steve



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