Park hosts night events
NEWBERRY – Tahquamenon Falls State Park is offering guided snowshoe hikes and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing by lantern light in February.
Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail every Saturday night in February from 6 – 8:30 p.m., starting at the Upper Falls parking area.
The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Join the park staff for a campfire and refreshments at the end of the trail. The ski trail is rated “easy”; however, skiing and snowshoeing at night is always challenging and a headlamp or flashlight is recommended.
Guided snowshoe hikes will begin at the Upper Falls Fact Shack at 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, 9 and 23. Free snowshoe rental is available all day from 1 to 8:30 p.m.
The privately-owned and operated Tahquamenon Falls Brewery, also located at the Upper Falls, is open daily during the winter.
The Upper Falls entrance of Tahquamenon Falls State Park is located on M-123, 14 miles west of Paradise. For more information about winter recreation opportunities at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, call (906) 492- 3415 or visit www.michigan.gov/ tfallseducation.
This event is free; however a Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park.