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Extra adventures for the enthusiastic explorer

Add to your Tahquamenon Country vacation with these extra nature adventures for the enthusiastic explorer!

Tahquamenon Country may be known for its waterfalls and wildlife, but there is more than meets the eye. When you’re on the lookout for more adventures in our wilderness, give the following a try.

Mushrooming in Tahquamenon Country

Mushrooming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a wonderful activity. The rewards of mushroom hunting are being outdoors, viewing wildlife and eating these prized Morel mushrooms. Make sure to have someone show you what to look for and do some research on how to identify edible mushrooms. Morels usually grow in May or June, depending on temperatures and rainfall. Visitors should call ahead and check in with the Newberry Chamber of Commerce ahead of time to determine if its picking time yet.

Lake Superior Agate Hunting

Noted for its rich colors, Lake Superior agates are usually red, orange and yellow in hues with banding. These colors are a result of the oxidation of iron. Lake Superior agates can be found along the beaches and shores north of Newberry. Many visitors enjoy the ease of access at Grand Marais, MI and Deer Park, MI. This area has parking along the lake or at the Muskallonge State Park.

Take them home as souvenirs or use them for jewelry making! Learn more at the links below:

Two Hearted River

Fans of Ernest Hemingway’s work will want to pay homage to him by visiting the Two Hearted River. Featured in the two-part short story “Big Two-Hearted River,” Hemingway highlights the river while noting nature’s regenerative and healing powers in a time of war. This beautiful river has been designated as one of Michigan’s Wild Rivers, and you can even try the ale named after it by Bell’s Brewery, Two Hearted Ale. 


Kirkland Warbler
POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest
Yellow Ladyslippers
Tahquamenon Falls in summer
scenic shot of Crisp Point Lighthouse
a small bunch of white trillium on the forest floor
closeup of rocks
Blackburian Warbler on a pine tree limb
The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat heading up the river.
The northern lights over Lake Superior