Roadtrip to Tahquamenon Falls
En route to Pictured Rocks, we stopped at Tahquamenon Falls. Similar to Pictured Rocks, I had never been before but Maxwell previously had.
The Falls were beautiful and again I was in awe of nature. What struck me the most is that people are allowed to freely walk over the into the river/falls. I would think this is a giant hazard waiting to happen, but apparently it is not.
Arriving at Tahquamenon Falls
There are several parts to the falls. To get to the main area in these pictures, we had to buy a pass and row ourselves in a (rented) row boat to an island. Though you are able to see the falls in the distance from the main land area, it is best to go to the island to get an up close view (and to walk on them)
Luckily we had just purchased our Chacos and were able to wear them in the water without fear of slipping or stepping on undesirable rocks.
There was something invigorating about standing in the falls and feeling the water rush over your feet and hands. Many children and families were nearby in bathing suits swimming in the water. The children were laughing loudly and being active which was awesome to see.
I am known for going out on the edge of cliffs, walking on narrow paths, or looking too closely at gorges– this place was no different. Stand in a waterfall? Okay!
Climb on a fallen tree in the river? Don’t mind if I do!
It is partially Maxwell’s fault I like doing these things. He always seems to get a good shot of us. This trip was our first one with our GoPro and an extension (we refuse to call it a selfie-stick) so there was a copious amount of footage angled towards us. This is a face of pure contentment.
We did not stay at Tahquamenon Falls for long because it was not our final destination. Our short time exploring was memorable and I would recommend it to anyone in the area. We could have made it more of a day trip than we did. If it had been warmer and we wore swim gear, we would have swam the day away.
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