The tough to pronounce but beautiful to visit state park Tahquamenon Falls is a brilliant destination for you and your four-legged friend to sniff out and explore nature. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a 50,000-acre park full of trails, camping, boating, and of course, waterfalls.
This park has one of the largest waterfalls in all of Mississippi (it's a 50-foot drop and 200 feet wide!). There are also five smaller falls to awe at in the lower portion of the park. With gorgeous views, you can take your furry friend on a hike to see beautiful sights and enjoy the fresh air.
You and your furry friend can trek on the trails that span over 30 miles throughout the park. The trails vary in length from one mile to 7.5 miles and also double as cross-country skiing trails in the winter. You and Fluffy can sniff out the native flora as well as possibly spot some wildlife, including animals such as deer, fox, porcupines, and coyotes.
For the bird lovers, you can keep your eyes open for spruce grouse, bald eagles, and waterfowl. Make sure anytime you are with your pooch that you put your pup on a leash no longer than six feet. Your dog should always be under your command and should never be left unattended.
It's imperative that you immediately clean up after your dog, so be sure to keep some plastic bags in your pocket for easy access. Do not let your dog dig any holes or disturb the natural environment, and make sure Fluffy does not chase any wildlife.
If you see a building, you can enter it, but Fluffy cannot, so only plan to go into buildings, such as bathrooms, park offices, stores, etc. if you've been hiking with another human who can watch Fluffy. The park's entrance fee is actually a recreation pass that is an annual purchase and costs $11.
This recreation pass at Tahquamenon Falls State Park allows you entrance into more than 100 of Michigan's state parks. You can purchase this when you renew your license plate. If you're an out of state resident, you can buy the pass for $32 either online or at a state park.