A Beautiful land of Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses
that make up the U.S. state
of Michigan. It is commonly referred to as the Upper Peninsula, or Upper Michigan. More casually it is known
as the land "above the Bridge, above the Mackinac Bridge linking the
two peninsulas. It is bounded on
the north by Lake Superior, on the east by the St. Mary'sRiver, on the
southeast by Lake Michigan and
Lake Huron, and on the southwest by Wisconsin. Winters tend to be long, cold, and snowy for most of
the peninsula, and because of its northern latitude, the daylight hours
are short, and around eight hours
between sunrise and sunset in the winter. The Upper Peninsula contains
almost a quarter of the land area
of Michigan. However, residents are just three percent of its total population.
A sunset in the northern country
A very quiet, so beautiful sunrise in Lake Superior
The numinous moment of sunrise at Lake Superior
A wind power station on the horizon
The morning sun gives life to all creatures on earth.
Best Western Lake Front Inn Suites, Paradise, Michigan is located in front
of the Lake Superior,
and provides a pleasant pool service. This hotel is entirely smoke-free.
The lakeside trees changed its color to the red-yellow before coming a
long cold winter.
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The Tahquamenon River is a 151 km long blackwater river in Michigan that
flows in a generally eastward
direction through the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. It drains approximately
2,120 square km of the
Upper Peninsula. It begins in Tahquamenon Lakes and empties into Lake Superior near the village of
Paradise. The highway M-123 runs alongside a portion of the river.
The river is best known for the Tahquamenon Falls, a succession of two
waterfalls in Tahquamenon Falls
State Park in total of about 22 m in height. Because the headstream of
the river is located in a boreal
wetland that is rich in cedar, spruce and hemlock trees, the river's waters carry a significant amount of
tannin in solution, i.e., it is a blackwater river, and is often brown
or golden-brown in color.
The Tahquamenon Falls are thus acclaimed as being the largest naturally
dyed or colored waterfall in
the United States. The state park preserves the falls area and some 39
km of the river.
The entrance signboard of the Lower Falls
A woman of the toll gate and a park guidance
(L) Warning signboard about the river water (R) Distinct autumn color of
yellow and red
A terrace seat with a beautiful scenery and tranquility
(L) The water of a rapid stream contains a moderate amount of tannin. (R)
A tourist shop
The Lower Tahquamenon falls
(L) The entrance signboard of the Upper Falls (R) A deep wood with an autumn
(L) A guide map of the Tahquamenon falls (R) Tourists with a special costume
(L) The Upper Tahquamenon falls (R) A deep wood with a tinted autumnal
(L) Mashroom found at the root of an old tree
(R) The water changed a fantastic color with white and dark purple.
(L) Exhibition of a gray wolf, which was found here in a large number.
The gray wolf inhabits Michigan's Upper Peninsula, northern Minnesota and
(R) AED ( automated external defibrillator ) is provided in the park.
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(L) A straight highway with woods with autumn color, in Upper Peninsula
(R) The ticket which was received at the toll gate of the Mackinac Bridge.
A toll rate was $ 3.75 in 1961 and $3.50 in 2010.
(L) A bridge guidance issued by the State of Michigan Mackinac Bridge Authority
(R) Macinac Bridge after the summer 2006 thunderstorm (from Wikipedia)
(L) Toll gate of Macknac Bridge ( R) Approaching to the north tower of
The main suspension part of Macinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge and Interstate Expressway75
The bridge divides Lake Michigan to the left, and Lake Huron to the right.
The Mackinac Bridge is connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas
at St, Ignace and Mackinaw city.
It is the third longest suspension bridge in the world. The Akashi Kaikyo
Bridge in Japan was completed in
1998. It became the first in its length, which is 3,909 m, among the suspension bridge in the world.
The Great Belt Bridge, Denmark, which also opened in 1998, is the second
suspension bridge in the world,
with the suspension length of 2720 m. The total length of the Mackinac
Bridge is 8.038 m. The height of
the roadway at mid-span is about 61 m above water level.
A roadside rest area along the Interstate 75 South and a rented car
A peaceful autumn tranquility different from the strain of our mind in
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto,
in October 2010.
An information was added in October 2013.