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Jun 17, 2019 - UP - Tahquamenon Falls

One of the 25 beautiful waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We arrived and set up camp in Tahquamenon State Park camp[ground and then drove up river to the Upper Falls. It had a nice trail leading to the falls where one can view the falls from a distance and high on the ridge next to the river. The trail ends with a staircase down to a viewing platform at the edge of the falls. The water has a root beer color due to the tannins from decaying vegetation in and around the river. The Upper falls are higher and wider than the Lower...

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Aug 4, 2016 - Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Wed., Aug. 3rd – We just had to get one more wonderful breakfast buffet in before moving on today. After another visit to the Tribal Library, it was close getting the RVs out of the park in time for the 1pm check-out. Luckily we were only about 50 miles along the Lake Superior shoreline to our next destination, Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Carla, Bruce and I hiked to the Lower Falls before our evening Joker games. Thur., Aug. 4th – Tahquamenon has two very beautiful areas of waterfalls. The Lower Falls is best seen walking the island that...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Tahquamenon Falls State Park

We arrived at Tahquamenon Falls State Park the afternoon of Sept. 6. We stayed in the Lower Falls Campground which was still fairly busy for after Labor Day. We had visited this area in 2009 while on a car trip up north but hadn't stayed in the campground before. It's an easy walk to the Lower Falls from the campground. Both falls areas have nice paved walking trails between a quarter and half mile long from the parking lots. Michigan State Parks are very nice in most respects. The sites are large and mostly flat. They don't hand you a long...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

Stopped at a beautiful waterfall called Tahquamenon (rhmyes with phenomenon)Falls. The falls are one the largest waterfalls west of Niagara. The colour of the water is brown due to the tannins in the water. It actually looks quite different with brown water coming over a waterfall rather than the normal clear water we are used to seeing. This is another beautiful State park with full facilities, they even have a brew pub right in the park where you can have lunch. Can't imagine in B.C. they would ever allow that.

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Jul 22, 2012 - Tahquamenon Falls, MI

Another 80 mile move to Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the way we passed through the town of Newberry which was having a car show. The town is small and the old classic cars fit right in with the ambiance of the town. It was a nice rest stop. After all 80 miles is a long way. :) Tahquamenon Falls State Park has 4 large campgrounds. Since it was Saturday when we arrived we did call ahead and reserve a site. The grounds were packed and very busy. The weekend campers left today and things are quiet. The Tahquamenon Falls are two different...

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Jul 1, 2012 - The Falls

We moved from Sault Ste Marie to Tahquamenon Falls State Park July 1st. Photos are of the campsite, the Upper Falls micro-brewery and the Upper Falls. We also kayaked the Tahquamenon river, hiked and played in the area. Excellent restaurant at the brewery too!

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The Heasley Travels

Jun 3, 2012 - Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Pennisula

We got an early start to our day today because we have so many things we want to see today. Our first stop was Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. We started out with a hike to view the lower falls. There are actually five of them and they all cascade around an island. The hike was just beautiful and we had a nice cool day to do it. On one of the many boardwalks along the hike, we ran into a squirrel laying flat on the boardwalk sunning himself. You could tell that he was used to people because he just did not...

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Our 2012 Travels

Jul 15, 2011 - Grand Marais, MI to Tahquamenon Falls State Park 80 miles

We left our beautiful lakefront campsite and headed to Tahquamenon Falls. Tahquamenon rhymes with phenomenon. We went through Newberry, MI, moose capital of the world; we didn’t see any though. There is an upper falls that is 200’ wide and drops 20’. It is the 2nd largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, the 1st being Niagara Falls. Then there are a series of 5 lower falls that cascade around an island. You can rent a row boat to explore the island and get up close to the lower falls. The water is tinted brown from the tannins released...

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May 17, 2011 - Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Since we are staying here 2 nights, we had time for a good breakfast before heading up to the Upper Falls. The Upper Fall area is day use only, no camping. The Falls here are larger and because of the time of year, the volume is up. A lot of water cascading over. Very Pretty. After that we drove northeast to the very tip of Whitefish point where there is a Shipwreck Museum of the Great Lakes. Seventeen miles from this point is where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down. There are over 500 shipwrecks in the great lakes area, mainly due to...

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Sep 9, 2009 - Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Another State Park protects part of the Tahquamenon (rhymes with phenomenon) River and water falls. After seeing the Crisp Point Lighthouse, I drove a little further to see this second biggest water falls east of the Mississippi (Niagara being the largest). 50,000 gallons of water per minute rush over the 200’ long and 48’ drop. I wonder if the Falls are receding like Niagara Falls is – erosion of rock at the brink. I saw the river about 20 miles upstream of this and it seemed like if I was on it, I would be rolling down a lazy river!...

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Sep 9, 2006 - Tahquamenon Falls, MI

Drove the short distance to Tahquamenon Falls state park (quite difficult to say as you can imagine). Hiked the 4 mile forest trail from the lower falls to the upper falls. Good hike, one of the most scenic we've done and the falls are quite impressive - not on the scale of niagara but certainly in a nicer environment. Rewarded ourselves with beers and pasties at the Tahquamenon Falls brewery. Pasties are the local snack round here, imported by Cornish miners during the 19th century. After a few beers we decided to hitch-hike back to the...

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Sep 8, 2006 - Paradise, MI

From Soo, we headed west along the Michigan upper peninsula (locally known as the U.P.) Stopped at a little shack of a cafe in the middle of nowhere for lunch. Fantastic food - whitefish chowder and pumpkin pie. Whitefish is the staple fish of the Lake Superior fishing industry. As it turned cooler and the thunderclouds rolled in, we stopped for the night in a lakeshore cabin in Paradise. Slightly ambitious name for a ramshackle village but a pleasant enough spot to wait out the storm.

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