Friday, July 8, 2016

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK IN MICHIGAN

Currently in Newberry MI (Low 56 Periods of Rain High 73) 

While in Newberry Michigan we drove to Tahquamenon Falls State Park the second largest state park in Michigan. Known for the falls within the park which consists of the Upper and Lower Falls. The Upper Falls are more than 200' feet across with a drop of 48'. During the late spring runoff the Upper Falls drains as much as 50,000 gallons per second making it the third most voluminous vertical waterfall east of the Mississippi. You might recognize Niagara Falls which is No. 1, Cohoes Falls, also in New York is No. 2.

The cool thing is that you can walk to the top of Upper Falls (Brink) and to the bottom (Gorge). There are 94 steps to the Brink and 116 steps to the Gorge.

The view on the way to the Brink.



The top of the Upper Falls upriver.



The top of the Upper Falls



To the side of the Upper Falls



Downriver from the Upper Falls



The view from the Gorge. Liked the guy fishing in the kayak.



We then went to the Lower Falls.



On the way back we stopped at North Star Brick Oven Bakery and bought a loaf of cracked wheat sourdough bread and a unique item we have never seen, rhubarb ketchup. We had some on our sandwiches and it was wonderful, along the lines of a picklelilly, except we guess it would be rhubarbelilly.

Another great day exploring the UP.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful falls. I can just hear the sound of it. Rhubarb ketchup. Not too sure about that.

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  2. What a gorgeous area you are in.

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  3. How are the mosquitos? They were killers last summer when we visited the area. Had to lather up with insect spray before spending anytime outside. But what a beautiful area!

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