Hunting & Trapping
No matter where you are in Michigan, you can find public hunting land. This free interactive mapping application contains the most up-to-date information to help you plan your next hunting trip. This site is available at www.michigan.gov/mihunt.
Outdoor Adventures Taxidermy
Palms Book State Park
Located at the northern terminus of state highway M-149, a 15-minute drive north of US-2 at Thompson.
Palms Book is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. Two hundred feet across, the 40-foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.
Boat Launch: A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended. The site is signed.
5 parking spaces available at the access site.
8659 water acres.
Operated by Indian Lake State Park.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park/Trails
Open Year Round: Yes
Located near Paradise, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, is the second largest state park in Michigan. Tahquamenon Fall State Park has more than 40 miles of hiking trails, 13 inland lakes, 24 miles of the Tahquamenon River and approximately 20,000 acres of natural area. Besides spectacular waterfalls, this park is a great place to have fun year-round. Camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing and photography are popular activities in the spring and summer.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls: Access: Improved Trail. Walking Time: 15 min. or Less. Vertical Drop: 20 ft. and Over.
Clark Lake Loop: 5.6 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Emerson Trail: 1 mile - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Giant Pines Trail: 3.5 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon Nature Trail: 1 mile - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon River Trail: 4 miles - Hiking
Tahquamenon Wilderness Loop: 7.4 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, nearly 40,000 acres in size, is one of Michigan's most unique birding locations. Migrating birds using Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula to enter or return from Canada, pass through the park every spring and fall. More than 300 species, including the rarities, have been documented using this migration corridor. Birds of Tahquamenon Link: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12145_12202---,00.html
Boat Launch: A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore). The site is signed. Toilets available. 13 parking spaces available at the access site. State Park rules apply. A State Park entrance permit is required. Operated by Tahquamenon Falls State Park.