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The Toonerville Trolley

Thick Tahquamenon Forest

Along the Tahquamenon River

Bird Lovers Paradise

Your Real Adventure Awaits

Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds.

Amazing views of wildlife right from the comfort of your seat train seat. This entire trip is perfect for the entire family!

Boarding the Hiawatha, guests will experience a once in a life-time opportunity on our riverboat tour. This is the only trip to the Tahquamenon Falls.

More than 300 species, including the rarities, have been documented using this migration corridor. Make sure to bring your camera!

By rail and riverboat, experience a real adventure through the forest, through the Tahquamenon River and down to the Tahquamenon Falls.

The upper falls as seen from the train and riverboat tour

Upper Tahquamenon FallsThe Stewart Family is committed to providing guests with an incredible experience combining the 24" narrow-gauge track - TOONERVILLE TROLLEY ride of yesteryear with an old fashion Riverboat Trip that is second to none in Upper Peninsula Wilderness Adventures.

Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours & the Famous Toonerville Trolley
 Welcome to the Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Toonerville Trolley, an authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest; the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. 

At the end of the train line is your first view of the beautiful Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Our train has been in operation since 1927. Partners Joe Beach and Robert Hunter developed this unique train ride and river boat tour that provided the only access to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Upper Peninsula Train and Riverboat Tours - Tahquamenon River and Falls

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For last minute reservations please call:       

1-888-77-TRAIN 

The Stewart family is committed to providing guests with an incredible experience combining the 24" narrow-gauge track Toonerville Trolley ride of yesteryear with an old fashion riverboat trip that is second to none in Upper Peninsula wilderness adventures.

Natural Wonders & Wildlife — Our Great Upper Peninsula Attractions
View Upper Peninsula Wildlife from your seat on the TOONERVILLE TROLLEY.  You and your family will experience a truly unique one-of-a-kind UP tour through the Tahquamenon Forest.  View the beautiful habitat that makes the Upper Peninsula an adventurous vacation. Majestic Pines, Towering Tamaracks, Birch, Maples, and Spruce are just some of the tree species that are easily located with the help of the tree guide that is given to riders at the beginning of the trip.  

If you don't have time to do the entire 6 1/2 Hour Train and Riverboat Tour to the Tahquamenon Falls, we offer a

1 hour and 45 minute Toonerville Trolley Wilderness Train Ride.

Ride the longest and one of the oldest 24 inch gauge railroads in the country. Travel the full 5 1/2 miles of our wilderness line through habitat  that is home to many of Michigan's wildlife species. At the end of the line a 20 minute stopover is made for switching. Enjoy a view of the river at the riverside park then ride the wilderness line back to Soo Junction. Snack bar and a restroom available at the stop.

This tour is available July 1st through Labor Day weekend. Please visit our Schedule and Rates Page for details on this relaxing excursion through our Upper Peninsula Wilderness.

View Upper Peninsula Wildlife from the comfort of your TOONERVILLE TROLLEY seat.  You and your family will experience a truly unique one-of-a-kind UP tour through the Tahquamenon Forest.

Michigan Adventure by Rail and River
This 6 1/2 hour "Wilderness Excursion" is by way of narrow gauge train (35 minutes each way) and Riverboat Trip (2 hours each way) with a stop of one hour and fifteen minutes for a 5/8 of a mile nature hike through virgin forest to our private view of the upper Tahquamenon Falls. The bottom view stairway has been repaired and is now open for our passengers to enjoy. Please note: nature hike is not handicap accessible.

Aboard the Hiawatha, guests will enjoy the variety of viewing options with 2 decks and front row seating.  Throughout the river cruise, enjoy the captain's educational narration on points of interest, history, Native American history, animals, birds, fauna and flora.

Food, beverages and restrooms are available on our Upper Peninsula riverboat. This is the ONLY trip to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. This tour is a must do for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Tour starts at SOO JUNCTION 2 minutes off highway M-28 15 miles East of Newberry.

Upper Peninsula Train and Riverboat Tours - Tahquamenon River and Falls UP Tours - Make Reservations for your Upper Peninsula Train and Boat Tour Today
This 6 1/2 hour "Wilderness Tour" is by way of narrow gauge train (35 minutes each way) and Riverboat Trip (2 hours each way) with a stop of one hour and fifteen minutes for a nature hike through virgin forest to our private view of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.
  The Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion
Your Private View of the Falls
Our Upper Peninsula Tour provides guests with the ONLY trip to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.  This is one of the most beautiful falls in the entire United States. It is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest.  Enjoy your own private view of the Tahquamenon Falls. The bottom view stairway has been repaired and is open for our guests to enjoy.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Upper Tahquamenon Falls Tour Highlights and Facts:
  • We provide the only trip to the Tahquamenon Falls
  • Dark amber color is created by the tannins leached into the river from nearby cedar, swamps & vegetation
  • 200' wide and 48' high
  • 2nd largest waterfall east of Mississippi
  • In the spring, up to 50,000 gallons flow over the falls per second
  • The Tahquamenon River was made famous in the Longfellow poem Hiawatha
Migrating birds using Whitefish Point 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. Birding the Tahquamenon
Migrating birds using Whitefish Point to enter or return from Canada, pass through the Tahquamenon River basin every spring and fall. More than 300 species, including the rarities, have been documented using this migration corridor.

The railroad, river and falls area also provide exciting birding during the breeding season. A variety of natural communities including, old-growth hardwood forests, red pine/white pine ridges, jack pine plains, grass and shrub peat lands, and black spruce bogs offer nesting habitat for approximately 125 species. Among these are several boreal species including spruce grouse, gray jay, black-backed woodpecker and boreal chickadee.

Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour and the Famous Toonerville Trolley Video
Our video features the history and sights of the only train and riverboat tour of the Tahquamenon River and the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.  We want to give a special photo credit to McGill's Nature in Motion for their contribution of the photos for this video along with many on our website.

Great place to start, Visit our Schedule and Rates Page to begin your fist step towards a great Wilderness Excursion.  We offer two types of Wilderness Excursion Tours for your convenience. Upper Peninsula Train and Riverboat Tours - Tahquamenon River and Falls
Just click on the Make Reservations button and fill in your information. We respond personally to each reservation. Please wait 24 to 48 hours for our confirmation e-mail.  UP Tours - Make Reservations for your Upper Peninsula Train and Boat Tour Today
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Please note: Reservations are suggested for around holidays and Saturdays during the fall color season
 
For last minute reservations please call: 

1-888-77-TRAIN        

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