Special thanks to Shannon Kuchera for sharing her Pure Michigan U.P. Adventure! Learn about the diversity the U.P. has to offer with Pure Michigan Connect!
Prior to last week, I hadn’t been to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since I was a kid. I’m not sure what took me so long, but rediscovering this gem of vacation spots (and so close to home!) was a thrill. To put things in perspective – for our last two vacations, my husband and I went to Ecuador and Spain (which were phenomenal, don’t get me wrong) – but we had more fun last week in the U.P.
What most people don’t know is that the Falls are actually divided. The Upper Falls has a drop of nearly 50 feet, and is more than 200 feet across. Hike along the trail four miles downstream, and you’ll come across the Lower Falls – a series of 5 waterfalls cascading around an island. The best part? You can rent a boat and row out to the island to see the falls up close.
Visiting the Falls, and the 52,000 acre State Park that surrounds them, is a magical experience. From the moment you enter, you are swept away by nature. Most of the park is undeveloped woodland – that means no power lines, no buildings, and no road. However, the park does offer a variety of activities for you no matter what time of year you visit – hiking, fishing, camping in the spring and summer, a blaze of color in the Fall, and snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. The spectacular ice sculpturing of the Upper Falls makes Tahquamenon Falls a must-visit in the winter. Just check out this video, showing off the spectacular beauty of winter at the Falls:
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