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Tahquamenon Scenic Byway

Welcome to the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway, a 63-mile journey through Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. The Tahquamenon region is a vast untamed land, but the wind in the ancient forest sings a song of welcome to all who enter—let the Byway be your guide. Explore the main route of Highway M123 to experience the thunder of Tahquamenon Falls and the northern hospitality of villages like Newberry and Paradise, Michigan. Leave time to take a scenic drive around Lake Superior and visit our endless sandy beaches, restored lighthouses and Superior’s stunning shoreline. This is the iconic North Woods we all seek, a place of simple beauty and deep history that cleanses the senses with cool breezes, rushing water and scenic drives. Set out on the North Country Trail at dawn. Climb the towers of three lonely lighthouses. Paddle the route of an old time log drive. Cast a line in a quiet pond. Wonder at the Northern Lights dancing in the darkest sky you’ve ever known. Take drive on M123, one of the most scenic drives Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has to offer. Welcome to a place where wildlife outnumber people and time is measured in tree rings. Welcome to the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway.

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