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The land of autumn beauty in Upper Michigan





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 color

(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 leave

(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 Wisconsi.
(R) AED ( automated external defibrillator ) is provided in the park.

The world of abstract paintings

(L) A straight highway with woods with autumn color, in Upper Peninsula of Michigan
(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 in 1962.
(R) Macinac Bridge after the summer 2006 thunderstorm (from Wikipedia)

(L) Toll gate of Macknac Bridge ( R) Approaching to the north tower of the bridge

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 Freeway


紅葉の華麗さ


ミシガン州はヒューロン湖とミシガン湖とを分けているマキナック海峡によって「アパー・ミシガン」
と「ロアー・ミシガン」とに分けられている。前者の土地はミシガン州全体の25%を占めるが居住者は
3%と非常にすくない。これは冬の気候の厳しさも関与しているが、それだけ美しい自然が保全されている。
格別、朝夕の気温が低くなる10月上旬の紅葉の華麗さには圧倒される。

筆者は1961年にシカゴの病院勤務時のとった休暇でこの地を訪れているが、深紅に燃えた水辺の木々と、
さくさくと厚く積もった落ち葉を踏みしめて歩いたその時の感触を忘れることが出来ず今回の旅行となった。
ほぼ50年間の日々が経過していたが、自然の美しさは全く変わっていない。

米国の高速道路には一定の間隔で広い敷地を確保した休憩所を設置している。特定の橋などを除いて
全て無料であり、日本のように景勝地間近くに飲食店や土産物店が羅列する光景などとても想像できない。
そこにはドライブの疲れを本当に癒してくれる、木立に囲まれたすばらしい施設が多い。


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USA and CANADA 2007

Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal Ottawa
Vermont and New Hampshire Boston  Boston Railway Boston Subway  Amtrak Acela Express  Manhattan1
Manhattan2 New York Railway  New York Subway and JFK Airport

Canada/USA2010
Detroit Airport London Hospitals Niagara Falls Toronto Around Lake Houron Upper Michigan Lower Michigan
Smoking Ban in Ontario Smoking Ban in Michigan Arrival to Washington, D.C. The U.S.capitol Metro railway
Union Station Museums Socioeconomic aspect Smoking ban in Washington, D.C.

Canada 2011
British Columbia Alberta  Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain 
VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton
Hospitals in BC and Alberta Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011


ミシガン湖周辺紅葉
2010年10月執筆 2013年10月加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.

The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto, in October 2010.
An information was added in October 2013.


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