The sub zero temps look like they will be breaking soon, and just in time for some awesome winter activities this weekend. On Saturday, February 2, Tahquamenon Falls State Park is hosting guided snowshoe hikes. A guided snowshoe hike from 2:00-3:00 through the forests of the Upper Falls is the perfect Saturday activity for the whole family. You will learn tips and tricks for staying upright in your snowshoes, while also learning about winter ecology during this fun one mile off-trail excursion. No pre-registration is required and there will be snowshoes available to borrow. The fun begins at the Upper Falls Fact Shack near the bonfire. Another option is in the evening from 6:00-8:30 with a lantern lit hike/snowshoe. Kick off Michigan State Park's centennial celebration with a hike/shoe on the one mile lantern-lit trail at the Upper Falls! The trail is illuminated with over 70 kerosene lanterns and loops through the beautiful winter forest. The trail begins and ends near the Upper Falls trail head located at the end of the Upper Falls parking area, there will be a limited number of snowshoes available to borrow and there is no pre-registration required.
While the events will be canceled if the wind chill is -10 or below, it does look like we'll be in the clear by Saturday! You can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TQFalls for more information.
The beauty of Tahquamenon State Park extends way beyond the falls. The hiking trails there are amazing! Having had the opportunity to camp and explore the park for a week this past summer, I know how wonderful it is and there is still so much more I would love to see. The opportunity to see it in the winter would be fantastic! Take your family or a group of friends and take advantage of this opportunity this weekend!