Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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This is the land of Longfellow's Hiawatha - "by the rushing Tahquamenaw" Hiawatha built his canoe. Long before the white man set eyes on the river, the abundance of fish in its waters and animals along its shores attracted the Ojibwa Indians, who camped, farmed, fished and trapped along its banks. In the late 1800's came the lumber barons and the river carried their logs by the millions to the mills. Lumberjacks, who harvested the tall timber, were among the first permanent white settlers in the area.
Rising from springs north of McMillan, the Tahquamenon River drains the watershed of an area of more than 790 square miles. From its source, it meanders 94 miles before emptying into Whitefish Bay. The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from the Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. The extremely soft water churned by the action of the falls causes the large amounts of foam, which has been the trademark of the Tahquamenon since the days of the voyager.
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park41382 West M-123,
Telephone: (+001) 906-492-3415
Fax: (+001) 906-492-3590
Tahquamenon Falls State Park may be a suitable property if you are looking to stay near Mc Millan, Hulbert, Newberry, McMillan, Trout Lake, Brimley, Kinross, Grand Marais, Naubinway or Engadine.