Tahquamenon River Trip | Canoeroots Magazine | Rapid Media
By Aaron Peterson Photo: Aaron Peterson

Two day itinerary makes a fun family paddle

This two-day itinerary is courtesy of the Tahquamenon Scenic Heritage Route. 

A Liquid Landscape: Paddling the Tahquamenon Country of Michigan's Upper Peninsula from Aaron Peterson Photography on Vimeo.


Day 1: Paddle the Tahquamenon River

Launch at dawn: Begin a six-mile, three-hour float at the M-123 bridge over the Tahqaumenon River just north of Newberry. Get an early start for the best chance at seeing wildlife like deer, otters and even elusive moose. Follow a gentle current as the river zigs and zags, taking you through deep forests, open meadows and quiet backwaters. End your trip at McPhee's Landing. Hungry? Travel about 25 miles north of the logging museum to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls in the Paradise for lunch at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub. After lunch, spend the afternoon hiking the trails of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. 

Day 2: Savor the Silence of the Pretty Lakes Quiet Area

Rise and shine: Pack your picnic and travel about an hour northwest from Newberry via M-123, County Road 407 and County Road 416. Arrive ar Oretty Lake. Paddle, portage, fish and swim in near silens for a few hours or an entire day. Explore more: Countinue north on County Road 407 and take in the sunset over Lake Superior at Muskallonge State Park. 

Get more information about this route at: www.explorem123.com/recreation/paddling/

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