Saturday, February 13, 2016

5 Things to do this Summer!


Listen to the roar of the Tahquamenon Falls The second largest falls this side of the Mississippi, the Tahquamenon Upper Falls has a 5o foot drop across a span of 200 feet.  The Lower Falls has a series of five smaller falls and an island that temporarily divides the river.  Paddle a canoe to the island and experience the lower falls much as the first people did hundreds of years ago.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park Website

Snorkel a one hundred year old shipwreck.  Check out the GPS coordinates through the Underwater Preserve website; the cold waters increase visibility from 20 to 150 feet.  Lake Superior is the coldest of the Great Lakes, you might prefer stopping at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and uncover their diver’s discoveries.

Hike the North Country Trail, Michigan’s Iron Belle Starting along the Tahqua Trail Road you could hike to the Lower Falls, enjoy your packed lunch, continue to the Upper Falls and then enjoy a brew at Camp 33.  Breath taking in all four seasons, elevated pathways and clear trail markings make this section of the North Country Trail and landmark experience.  Make your plans by visiting Michigan’s interactive Trail Map.


Photograph a Downy Woodpecker or one of hundreds of other species from one of the many platforms built on and around Whitefish Point or the walk the shoreline.  Join one of the many planned programs at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory or the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Whitefish Point Unit.

Paddle the Tahquamenon or one of many inland lakes and streams or venture along Lake Superior’s East Water Trail
There is nothing quite like the pristine waters of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  If you are unsure of where to put in or where to begin, we recommend reaching out to Ken Orlong with The Woods, Tahquamenon Canoe and Kayak Rentals.  If desired they can set you up with a guide taking away all of concerns about paddling in unfamiliar territory. 

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