June 12, 2010
Lay aside your cloak, O Birch-tree!
Lay aside your white-skin wrapper,
For the Summer-time is coming,
And the sun is warm in heaven,
And you need no white-skin wrapper!
Thus aloud cried Hiawatha
In the solitary forest,
By the rushing Taquamenaw
The Song of Hiawatha
I don’t think I’ve see a photo that better captures the majestic sweep of the Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I guess that justifies returning to the subject of Michigan waterfalls so soon!
Go Waterfalling says this about Tahquamenon Falls:
This is the largest waterfall in Michigan, and in terms of volume it is in the top five for waterfalls east of the Mississipi. It is a bit out of the way. There are no other significant falls within a two hour drive, but the park offers lots of hiking and camping activities. If you happen to be circling Lake Superior visiting waterfalls , make sure to visit this one.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park park is on MI-123. It is on the map and is easy to find, but it is a bit out of the way. There are three sections to the park: the upper falls, the lower falls, and the rivermouth campsite…
Naturally occurring tannic acids in the water give the falls their brownish tea color.
You can read and see more of Michigan’s biggest waterfall under Tahquamenon Falls on Michigan in Pictures.