Hi friends! Welcome to February. I hope you’re all staying warm out there. We always try to do a little adventuring in the winter to keep things fun and to keep on moving. This past weekend we had a chance to get up to the UP and cross one off the bucket list!
Who likes snow shoeing? For a couple of years now I’ve been eyeing these winter snowshoe lantern-lit hikes up at Tahquamenon Falls. I’m not sure if this is something they are doing at other state parks, but thanks to facebook I saw this event on the Tahquamenon Falls page and have been dying to do it!
In the winter Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers a guided snow shoe hike after it gets dark. We thought it might get dark and cold real quick- so we headed out a bit early. We wanted to see the falls before it got dark and thought it may be a little bit less crowded, and I’m glad we went when we did.
Tahquamenon Falls is so beautiful, and if you’ve ever visited in the summer, you know it can be a bit crowded. Last summer we waited in line for an hour before being able to get into the parking lot! We are always happy in the winter to get the chance to be there when it’s not so packed. I was actually surprised though at the amount of people that showed up to this event. It’s really great to see so many people out and about at these winter events. Lots and lots of snowmobiles were up here and the brewery was packed!
Look at those snowy falls. So beautiful! This snowshoe hike through the woods at dusk was really amazing. We’ve never done anything like this and had such a great time. The fire was lit and there was hot chocolate after we got back- it was just a real cozy setting to come back to! If you’re looking for something fun to do in the winter I highly reccomend this hike. We hope to check it out again next year.