Yes, it is a Tulip Poplar... sometimes called a Tulip Tree. These trees are some of the largest trees in this part of the country - they can approach 200 feet.
The flowers you see are loaded with nectar - sometimes as much as a tablespoon of nectar! The upright blooms are very strong and hold rain and dew.
This tree does grow very fast, has an upright habit, and makes a great landscaping tree - especially where you want a large tree fast!