Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tahquamenon Falls - For Betsy & George

As many of you know, my log home is located in beautiful northern Michigan. Another place equally beautiful is the Upper Peninsula. I want to show you a piece of this wilderness - Tahquamenon Falls which is located in Paradise, Michigan. (Seriously, that's the city's name.)

Betsy (of Joyful Reflections) and her husband George (of Senior Moments) love waterfalls and have shared many lovely photos of their trips on their respective blogs. I dedicate this post to them. (P.S. They are 2 of the nicest blogger people you could ever meet!)

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park is approximately 52,000 acres and the main attraction of this park is the Tahquamenon Falls of course! The upper falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across.

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These photos I'm showing you are of the Lower Falls which is comprised of 5 falls around an island. The Park itself is beautiful to walk through and offers all sorts of great activites such as camping, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing and much more. They also have a great variety of wildlife - especially the birds. I saw my first hummingbird here!

Hope you enjoyed this part of Northern Michigan! You all come back, ye hear!
(I've always wanted to say that!)


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness... That is so sweet, Shelley!!!! Thank you so much for all of the kind words. We do love waterfalls.. Anyone who knows us knows that!!!! ha

NOW---besides visiting you all, we have another place to visit in Michigan... Yeah-RAH!!!!! We'd come right now--but I'm sure we couldn't get through all of the ice and snow between you and me!!!! SO--we'll wait 'til warmer weather!!!! WOW!!!!

Thanks again for thinking of us. The falls are gorgeous!!!

reliv4life said...

glad to see you! I was just gonna get on and comment that I was missing you - so I got on and you had posted! yea! beautiful area!!

Anonymous said...

That is some incredibly beautiful photos of waterfalls! I would love to go see something like those. Have a great day and thanks for voting in the photo contest!

George said...

Shelley, thanks for the great pictures and the kind words. You had no way of knowing, but Tahquamenon Falls is on our list of waterfalls to visit. It just got bumped up a few places!

Sandi Keene said...

SO pretty!

Cedar ... said...

that's a nice waterfall, Shelley,... I can see Betsy and George packing their duffles already! :)

Leedra said...

Not sure you can sound like a Tennessean, no matter what the words are.

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wendy said...

That is beautiful! It looks like it could have been taken in upstate NY!

Anonymous said...

We have been there and it is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

ctlogcabin said...

LOL ~~ You always make me laugh, I love your sense of humor.
Thanks for posting such beautiful pictures.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

country gal said...

That is sooo beautiful!!! Hee hee....I've always wanted to say that too!!! lol! Now I want to go down to the White River and go fishing!! lol!

Love, Joy =D

This Country Girl said...

Beautiful, Shelley! You're right about Betsy! (I've never "met" her hubby), but I know they sure visit some people places and enjoy nature!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Well, since I grew up in Hell Michigan it is only fitting that there is a Paradise Mich...lol

I love waterfalls too. That is probably why I settled in NC. In fact alot of the waterfalls that Betsy comes to see are about 5 miles from my house!

April said...


Great photos of beautiful, breathtaking scenery! I love waterfalls...we have some really pretty ones in north Georgia, too!

Have a good one!

grammy said...

Great pictures. Makes me really miss nice weather.

Shellmo said...

Betsy - I think late spring, early summer would be best to visit them! You would love all the birds there too! You are very welcome!

Michele - LOL! Here I am - corny as ever!

Sarah - it is a gorgeous place to walk around! Hope your daughter wins the contest!

George - when you & Betsy decide to visit the Falls - greg & I will meet you there!

Sandi - the place is very peaceful too!

Cedar - LOL! Though I think they may hold out for warmer weather!

leedra - that was to be said in my yooper (short for the U.P.) accent!

Wendy - I think you would love it!

Charli - hope it brought back new memories!

Connie - glad I made you smile!

Hi Joy!! Glad you liked the falls! And I like fishing too!

Tammy - they have to be one of the friendliest bloggers around!

Penny - I still chuckle to think you grew up in Hell Michigan. Doesn't seem like it should be so!!

April - I bet Georgia has so many beautiful places to visit!

Cassie said...

Oh white water!Those falls look just perfect for kayaking.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great pictures, we do live in a beautiful country!

City Mouse said...

Wow! Gorgeous country. One of my favorite features of the area we bought our country "someday" place in is the waterfalls. I'd go just about anywhere for a waterfall. This is just beautiful!

Brandi said...

Thank you so much for sharing the blogs and pictures. They are beautiful, probably as close as I will ever get to that part of the country!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

The pics are beautiful what a great place to go to have fun!

Sandy said...

That is gorgeous. The first pic didn't show up though.

Shellmo said...

Grammy - I am so anxious for spring!!

Cassie - they have warning signs here that the water is treachorous. I'll stick to my calm lakes. I'm a wimp!

Denise - I think its amazing sometimes what one can find in their own state!

Citymouse - I'm so envious about your someday place being near a waterfall!

Brandi - glad you liked them!

Sandy - wish you could've seen it.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photographs of the falls. Looks like a great birding place as well.

Sharon said...

Shelley you have been tagged. This is a wonderful way for bloggers to get to know each other and pass the word around about our blogs. If you'd like to participate, list 7 things about yourself, weird or wonderful, serious or whimsical...and then tag 7 other bloggers, let them know you've included them, and post their blogs on your blog.Also link back to the person who tagged you.
How's that sound? Like fun?

Anonymous said...

I've been to Tahquamenon Falls. We stumbled onto that gorgeous little state park when we visited Mackinaw Island several years ago. It is breathtaking but in an isolated out of the way location. I don't think many people know about it.