|Capturing The Ideal Photograph|
When tourists to the area face the dilemma of having a limited amount of time in the area, they often plan their visit to stop only at the upper falls. On a hot summer day, an excursion to the Tahquamenon Lower Falls is an experience the family will never forget. You may have to schedule additional time to truly experience the power of the Tahquamenon River. Or be sure to come back to the Paradise area again soon to explore the Tahquamenon Lower Falls. Leaving the parking lot and walking toward the Lower Falls, you’ll pass the gift shop, a concession stand, public restrooms, and then, a fork in the foot path. The path to the left takes you down a few steps to a rowboat livery.
|Rowing to the island in the Tahquamenon River|
After pulling your rowboat securely on the dock, it is time to explore the half mile dirt path around the island. I encourage you to start to your left. The temperature in the shade of the American Beech, Sugar Maple, Eastern Hemlock, and Yellow Birch is immediately 10 degrees cooler.
|Cooling Shade on the Island Footpath|
|A Cooling Mist, Rushing Waters|
Remember that fork in the footpath? We took a left to the rowboat livery but If you are interested in even more adventure, take the path to the right. You’ll find several lookouts to peer over the northern lower falls, but should you continue you’ll find yourself on the North Country Trail hiking along the Tahquamenon toward the Upper Falls. The total hike to the Upper Falls is 4 miles. Once you arrive at the Upper Falls, relax, enjoy the view. Dine at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub Camp 33. Then you can choose to hike back, mostly downhill or catch a ride with the shuttle.
|Exploring the Water's Edge|
Be sure to experience the Tahquamenon Lower Falls, fly fishing the rapids, hiking the island, rowing the river, making memories for the entire family.