Three Family Friendly Tahquamenon Falls Area Adventures

Spring Weather – 2 Day Trip Itinerary

There’s endless fun for anyone road tripping with kids along M-123. If you’re hitting the road this year with your family, this is one trip guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.  Outdoor adventure, a historic trolley ride, and a visit with black bears make this trip ideal for any age.

Tahquamenon Logging Museum

Tahquamenon Logging Museum

Tahqumenon Logging Musuem

Start in Newberry a friendly village nestled deep in the heart of the vast Lake Superior State Forest – a forest full of lakes, streams, woods, and wetlands where wildlife and history abounds – continue North on M -123 just 1.5 miles to the Tahquamenon Logging Museum.

Explore the vast grounds which help trace the region’s iconic logging history with memorabilia, artifacts, models, original logging equipment, and a detailed look at the life of a lumberjack.

Catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and equipment that helped build the homes and industry of the Midwest.

If you want to stretch your legs a bit more, be sure to take a stroll along the boardwalk on the Tahquamenon River and enjoy a bit of birding.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Follow M-123 North to H407 then West and in minutes you’ll be at Oswald’s Bear Ranch.

Discover the habits and habitat of nearly 30 black bears or cubs at the largest ranch of its kind in the country.

Enjoy the bears from raised platforms with barrier-free views. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to feed a baby bear cub you

Hop back onto M-123, head North your next adventure awaits at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls.

Tahquamenon Row Boat Rentals

Tahquamenon Row Boat Rentals

Lower Tahquamenon Falls Row Boat Rentals

People are drawn to Tahquamenon Falls State Park for the stunning views of the mighty Upper Tahquamenon Falls. And while we agree the view is pretty spectacular, you shouldn’t miss out on the really unique experiences you’ll find at the Lower Falls.

Instead of admiring the uniquely beautiful Lower Tahquamenon Falls from a far, grab the oars and set out for a short row and a closer look.

Rent a rowboat and cross a short distance to an island that splits the mighty river into two sets of falls and rapids cascading over ancient rock ledges. Dock the boat and hike around the island’s perimeter to get even closer to the Lower Falls. You won’t get views like these from the shore!

Don’t Miss: The Family Friendly Tahquamenon Brew Pub

Beautifully situated on the forest’s edge, the pub is unique and welcoming. Fine dining in a rustic, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a bit of bird watching while you warm up by the fire and wait for your food.