Tahquamenon Falls is special in many ways. It 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.
Indian Lore, Historical, & Beautiful
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 holda precious and rich part of our history.
The Tahquamenon is special in many ways. One little known fact is that it is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest. >Click here for more details on it's history.
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.
|Birding the Tahquamenon Falls State Park|
Migrating birds using Whitefish Point to enter or return from Canada, pass through the park every spring and fall. More than 300 species, including the rarities, have been documented using this migration corridor.
The park also provides exciting birding during the breeding season. A variety of natural communities including, old-growth hardwood forests, red pine/white pine ridges, jack pine plains, grass and shrub peatlands, and black spruce bogs offer nesting habitat for approximately 125 species. Among these are several boreal species including spruce grouse, gray jay, black-backed woodpecker and boreal chickadee.
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In 1990, the grandchildren of Jack and Mimi Barrett rebuilt Camp 33 and dedicated the new structure to the man whose forsight and philanthropy made possible the experience we all enjoy today. In 1996, the Brewery & Pub were built in keeping with the founder's vision. The focal point of all structures is the fire... a logging camp must! The warmth of the fire can now be enjoyed in all seasons. Cheers!
Fine Dining and Gifts
Visit the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub & Camp 33 Located within the State Park at the Upper Falls. Enjoy fine dining and micro brewed beers from the north. Try their famous Fresh Whitefish Dinners, Buffalo Burgers, Wild Rice Soup, Mushroom Pesto, Pork Tenderloin Medallions, Homemade Pasties, and more! Try one of their handcrafted beers: Falls Tannin, Porcupine Pale Ale, and Lumberjack Lager. Camp 33 also has a unique gift shop with fine art, jewelry, souveniers, etc.. »Click here to visit their Website.
|Visit the Tahquamenon Falls today and stay with us in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!|
|Visitors will love the spectacular scenes that are available along the nature trail down to the falls. Many will venture down to the observation platform for an upclose view of the Tahquamenon Falls. |