Tahquamenon Falls


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This is Tahquamenon Falls in Autumn.
This is a map showing the location of Tahquamenon.


What makes Tahquamenon Falls special (unique, interesting, etc.)?

  • There is 125 species of nesting birds, plus lots of moose, bear, wolves, fishes, and many more species!
  • It is about 200 feet across the Falls, and about a 48 feet drop!

Tahquamenon Falls in History

  • There is about 500,000 annual visitors at Tahquamenon Falls.
  • It is the 2nd largest state park in all of Michigan!
  • Tahquamenon Falls is approximately 50 million years old.

"Did you know..."

  • Local townspeople nicknamed Tahquamenon Falls "Root Beer Falls" because the water is brown. This is because the swamps nearby drag in dirt and debris to the falls.
  • The river has about 50,000 gallons of runoff per second. (200,000 liters per second)

"I wonder...?"

  • Does Tahquamenon Falls have a sight-seeing dock to stand and look off of?
  • How was Tahquamenon Falls formed?


What I think about Tahquamenon Falls

  • I think that Tahquamenon Falls is a great place to visit. This is because Tahquamenon has lots of tourist attractions and places to see. It has two beautiful waterfalls and they are perfect to go and see. Tahquamenon Falls is a very interesting place because of all the facts and opinions people have. My opinion is that Tahquamenon Falls is a interesting, beautiful, cool place to visit and learn about.

Connections to other places

  • It is connected to Tahquamenon Island. The Island was the first to be named "Tahquamenon." Tahquamenon Falls was NOT named after the island.
  • It is connected to Whitefish Bay, because Tahquamenon Falls flows into the bay.

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What are Tahquamenon Falls connections?
  • Whitefish Bay, because Tahquamenon flows into the bay.
  • Whitefish Township, because most of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park is inside of the township.
  • It is connected to Tahquamenon Island, the Island was the first to be named. Tahquamenon Falls was NOT named after the island.
  • Tahquamenon Falls is located inside Tahquamenon Falls State Park. (It is the 2nd largest state park in MI.) TFSP is between Paradise, Michigan and Newberry, Michigan.

What are some interesting facts about Tahquamenon Falls?
  • There is 125 species of nesting birds, plus lots of moose, bear, wolves, fishes, and many more species!
  • You can proceed in doing snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
  • Local townspeople nicknamed Tahquamenon Falls "Root Beer Falls" because the water is brown. This is because the swamps nearby drag in dirt and debris to the falls.
  • It is about 200 feet across the Falls, and about a 48 feet drop.
  • The river has about 50,000 gallons of runoff per second. (200,000 liters per second)

Who or what is in the history or Tahquamenon Falls?
  • 500,000 annual visitors
  • The nearest town near Tahquamenon Falls State Park is Paradise, Michigan.


What makes Tahquamenon Falls important?
  • It is the 2nd largest state park in Michigan.
  • It is important because it has two waterfalls! The Upper and Lower Falls are both together called, "Tahquamenon Falls".

I wonder...
  • Does Tahquamenon Falls have a sight-seeing dock to stand and look off of?
  • How was Tahquamenon Falls formed?