"Mention Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and most Michigan nature lovers think of the famous waterfalls. The Upper Falls, nearly 50 feet high and 200 feet across, is a well-known icon. Its sibling, the roaring series of drops known as the Lower Falls, is a beauty in its own right.
The Upper Falls may well be Michigan’s most famous, but it is not the only superlative in these parts. Between the falls, beside the river, is the largest old-growth hardwood forest remnant in the eastern U.P. This virgin forest features 2,300 acres of sugar maple, American beech, eastern hemlock, and yellow birch. Few and far between are the remaining significant chunks of Michigan’s old-growth forest. The last large stands are here, along the Tahquamenon River and in the Porcupine Mountains and Sylvania Wildernesses. Add this all together and you have the makings of an outstanding hike."