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 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.
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.
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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.