There are hiking trails to suit all abilities in Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Enjoy a restful night's sleep in one of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park hotels before heading off to explore the park on foot in the morning.
The paved trail to the Upper Falls is less than a mile in length, and takes you from the visitor center to a viewing platform overlooking the waterfall. The path is wheelchair accessible, so everyone can experience this amazing view for themselves. You can also take the steps down to where the water crashes into the Tahquamenon River.
The hike to the Lower Falls is longer and a little more difficult. The trail is about four miles long, taking you along the Tahquamenon River to the cascading Lower Falls.
Take the riverside path in the opposite direction, and follow the recently-restored Tahqua Trail, which will bring you all the way to the mouth of the Tahquamenon River where it meets Lake Superior.
Clark Lake is the largest of the lakes within Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and the hiking trail which takes you around its shoreline is around eight miles long—a great hike for nature lovers.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park cabins make for an ideal destination for families seeking out outdoor activities. Whether you choose to visit in summer or winter, there is plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained.
This area of Michigan gets very cold in winter, and the park's hiking trails around become ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Join one of the park's stunning lantern-lit guided ski tours for an experience that you will never forget.
While the Upper and Lower Falls make the Tahquamenon River too rough for boating, once you get below the Lower Falls, the water is much calmer. You can rent a boat and paddle yourself close to the Lower Falls for a different view of this fascinating natural attraction.
When the weather gets warm, locals and visitors alike head to the Lower Falls, and spend time splashing about in the gentle cascading waterfalls and the pools they create.