Tahquamenon River

Newberry, Michigan 49868

Tahquamenon River

Tahquamenon River Professional Review and Guide

"A big, slow river offering pleasant day trips and multi-day paddles through remote wilderness. The legendary Tahquamenon—which is mentioned in Longfellow’s famous poem “Song of Hiawatha”—flows wide and deep through nearly 100 miles of the east-central Upper Peninsula. But most tourists tend to be familiar with only the short stretch that tumbles over two popular waterfalls in Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

At 200 feet across and nearly 50 feet high, Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second-largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, after Niagara Falls. Four miles downstream, the river divides into two channels around an island and cascades another 23 feet over Lower Tahquamenon Falls. But while the waterfalls attract the crowds, the remainder of the river offers paddlers several options for afternoon jaunts or multi-day trips through remote wilderness."

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Tahquamenon River Reviews

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Beautiful northern area. Waterfalls very nice. Trails not too difficult, although some areas in loose sand. Many areas possible to see moose, deer, and black bear, even though we did not see any. State park and state forest campgrounds are very nice.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4 - 6 days
Class I
Best June to September
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Local Contacts
USGS McMillan, Newberry, Roberts Corner, Soo Junction, Gimlet Creek, Betsy Lake South, Timberlost, Emerson
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Jul 2018