5 Views in Michigan That Will Make You Wish for Winter
While the fall colors are still in peak season, winter is just around the corner. Along the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway, a 63-mile journey through Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, the untamed land and natural scenic attractions make the region a winter wonderland for people that like to explore and enjoy the scenery that only comes once a year.
Here are 5 views that will make you want to pack your bags at the first sight of snow and take a drive on M123, along Lake Superior’s shoreline, one of the most scenic drives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Welcome to a place where wildlife outnumber people and time is measured in tree rings. Welcome to the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway.
The view as you drive your own dogsled team
Imagine racing your own team of sled dogs through some of Michigan’s most pristine woods.
Nature’s Kennel in McMillan, Michigan offers dog sledding adventure rides in the heart of Tahquamenon Country. Choose from day trips, overnight adventures, or even train to race your own team, with Nature’s Kennel providing training, gear, and dogs for January’s Tahquamenon Country 13 mile sled dog race.
The view you can only get on snowmobile trails
With over 6,200 miles of designated trails, Michigan is regarded as one of the premier snowmobiling states in the country. Paradise rests at the heart of the extensive UP trail network and is the snowmobile capital of the Upper Peninsula. 200 miles of well-marked and groomed trails available in the immediate region attract thousands of riders from across the country to Paradise each year. Why not join them?
The view of Upper Tahquamenon Falls that will leave you in awe
Have you ever experienced the power of a waterfall during a silent winter day? It’s an awe-inspiring moment, but don’t take our word for it.
The third mightiest waterfall east of the Mississippi, the Upper Falls captivates all of its onlookers with spectacular waterfall views. Cascading from the Tahquamenon Rivermouth Unit 20 miles upstream, the Upper Tahquamenon Falls boast a roughly 50 foot drop and span 200 feet across. Enjoyable in any season, the waterfalls dark, tannin-colored water contrasts beautifully against a fresh winter snowfall.
The close up view of the Lower Tahquamenon Falls
The lower portion of Tahquamenon Falls is comprised of a beautiful, smaller, set of cascading waterfalls. Inviting viewers to venture to the island to get up close with the falls. With nothing but tall forests surrounding the area, the wooded journey brings you to find peace, beauty and wonder when visiting Lower Tahquamenon waterfalls. Located 20 miles from the Tahquamenon Rivermouth Unit and an easy drive to the Tahquamenon Logging Museum, the lower falls are a must see.
The view of a winter evening, lit by laterns
Snowshoeing or cross country skiing isn’t just a winter activity, it’s a way to get out and explore and connect with nature during the winter months.
A trip through snow-covered Tahquamenon Country brings travelers peace of mind. If you are looking for something really uniquet, try lantern lit tours offered in the winter.