I expected this to be a “Sunday in Michigan” edition, however Mother Nature had other ideas and decided to snow on my parade. That’s fine, I met up for family fun at Tahquamenon Falls on Saturday which was fantastic.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is the second largest Michigan state park covering over 46,000 acres including two waterfalls. The Tahquamenon Falls include a single 200-foot wide, 50-foot drop “Upper Falls”. During the late-spring runoff, the river drains as much as 50,000 U.S. gallons of water per second, making the upper falls the second most voluminous vertical waterfall east of the Mississippi, after only Niagara Falls. The winter snow and icicles surrounding the falls were very beautiful.
The “Lower Falls”, located four miles downstream, are a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island which can be reached by rowboat. A hiking trail runs between the falls along the riverside, or take a seasonal shuttle service between the two.
Tahquamenon Falls is also called “Rootbeer Falls” because of its golden-brown color, caused by tannins from cedar swamps that drain into the river. In winter, the ice that accumulates around and in the falls is often colored in shades of green and blue.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!