Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

taquamenon-falls-webTahquamenon Falls

The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the land of Longfellow’s Hiawatha – “by the rushing Tahquamenaw” where Hiawatha built his canoe. The upper Tahquamenon falls have a stunning 50ft cascade and are 200ft across. This amber colored display is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Try to visit during the winter as well. The falls under a thick shell of ice make a thunderous noise that will ring in your ears. Four miles downstream, the lower falls are an equally magnificent 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 through unspoiled forest and don’t miss play time in the lower falls during the summer heat. Distance: 61 miles