Oh, those pejorative labels…..
Someone named it that way, and it could be as simple as it being in the superior position of the five great lakes….
Or it could be the most beautiful of the five…..
I’m not going there, you’ll have to decide for yourself.
Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls were the destinations for our day. And what a day!
Clear blue sky, strong breeze that required a light jacket, deep blue waters, a view across the lake that showed the hills of Canada.
Michigan has done well to preserve the setting of the falls at Tahquamenon. They occur in a large upper falls, and four miles downstream a series of five smaller ones called the lower falls. Each set requires a fair walk from parking lots.
We visited the upper falls, which are the third largest falls by volume east of the Mississippi.
The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from 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 early voyagers.