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Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls of the Upper Peninsula of MichiganThe Tahquamenon Falls
One of the United States most breathtaking waterfalls, the Tahquamenon Falls of the Upper Peninsula, invite you, your friends and family to experience this fantastic wonder of the world. Set within a pristine wilderness, the Tahquamenon Falls is over 200' wide and 48' high. Over 50,000 gallons of water spill over this incredible falls per second! (Seasonal precipitation can increase or decrease this amount significantly.) A magnificent walk path will direct your way through the forest within the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Shown above is a unique view of the falls only attainable with the Toonerville Trolley and Boat Tours. Click here to visit www.trainandboattours.com .

One little known fact is that the Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest.
The beauty of this area is a must see when you are making your travel plans. Within the state park you will find many activities such as birding, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more. The areas wildlife abound and by chance you may see black bear, whitetail deer, moose, and other wildlife.

Migrating birds using Whitefish Point to enter or return from Canada, pass through the park every spring and fall. More than 300 species of birds, including rarities have been documented using this migration corridor.
Tahquamenon Falls in the Spring
The Tahquamenon river was made famous in the Longfellow poem Hiawatha. According to Indian lore, the origin of the name Tahquamenon is attributed to the water's amber color, which is the result of leaching of tanic acid from the cedar and hemlock swamps that feed the river.

Surrounded in old growth forest, this special place was rich in Ojibwa Indian culture, fur trading and later played a major part in the days of Lumberjacks. The River was used in the logging industry to transport logs to the sawmills. The Tahquamenon River and Falls hold a precious and rich part of our history.

Visit the Tahquamenon Brewery and Pub while visiting the falls. They offer gourmet food with the Tahquamenon atmosphere. Click here to visit their website.
Taming the Tahquamenon River
A Piece of Tahquamenon History

Click the photo to left to view the Information Plaque that greets visitors at the deck of the falls.

In 1883, the Tahquamenon River Improvement Company completed the removal of 16,000 cubic yards of sandstone, including a small waterfall from the bed of the river. This allowed the river to be suitable for navigation, log drives, and deepened the river.
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