Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about the Tahquamenon Falls area in his famous, “Song of Hiawatha,” spinning images of undisturbed forests and tranquil rivers. It seems little has changed in the ensuing years in this 45,000 that now makes up the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Tahquamenon offers recreation and spectacular beauty year round, including hiking, fishing, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching and more on its 40 miles of hiking trails, 13 inland lakes, 24 miles of the Tahquamenon River. You will literally never run out of landscape to explore since the park encompasses approximately 20,000 acres of natural area housing 125 species of nesting bird, moose, bear, wolves and more. A full schedule of interpretive programs and guided hikes takes place throughout the summer.
Heading to the Upper Peninsula? Here are some ideas!
- Video: Lake Superior Beach
- Four Unique Long Weekends in Pictured Rocks
- Road Find: The Anchor in Naubinway
- In the Wolf’s Jaw on Lake Superior
- The Birders of Whitefish Point
- Iron Mountain Italian
- Seduced by the U.P.’s Sylvania
- Kayaking Lake Superior’s Shoreline
- Cruise the Straits
- Grand Island’s Big Beauty
Want to do some waterfront camping?
- Try Coastal Camping on Lake Michigan
- Camp on Arbutus Lake and its chain of lakes
- Wake up to water views from an island when you Hop the Ferry to South Manitou
- Check out these sweet little state campgrounds at Twin Lakes and Fife Lake
- Kayak and Camp the Manistee River
- Pitch a tent on Grand Isle, a Lake Superior Gem