Places to Go: Tahquamenon Falls Train and Riverboat Tours

Situated just west of Lake Superior in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula are the two sections of Tahquamenon Falls. There is no denying that Tahquamenon Falls by itself is one of the best attractions in the state of Michigan and should be experienced on it’s own. What some might not know is that the falls can be accessed by train and riverboat.

In 1925, the idea to make the trip to the falls as a tourist destination was born and in 1927 the first trip using the train and riverboat was accomplished. It has been running since then every year. The The whole round trip excursion is a 6.5 hour ride starting with a 5.5 mile train ride through the forest where you can expect to see the natural Upper Peninsula wildlife. At the end of the train ride you board a riverboat for a 21 mile ride to just above Upper Tahquamenon Falls.


Nick Howell

Nick is a lifelong Michigan resident, born and raised. He grew up in Bay City and transplanted to the metro Detroit area after college for work. Seeking more woods and outdoors time, he resolved to get out more. In a spark of creativity, he co-founded Michigan Overland with the intent to travel to parts unknown both within Michigan and abroad.