Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan Guide Book

by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, & Don Dimond (The Globe Pequot Press)
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan  by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, & Don Dimond

280pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762704160

This guide lets kayakers of all skill levels explore 49 trips on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan including Little Presque Isle, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Door County. Inside you'll find information on trip planning, safety guidelines, weather & tides, and camping & lodging. Each trip includes launch points, detailed route descriptions & maps, and what to see along the way.

© Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, and Don Dimond/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.
... Preview: The shoreline from Arcadia to Frankfort consists of beautiful sand beaches and steep dune bluffs that rise up to 300 feet above the lake. From the public beach in Arcadia to just south of Frankfort (E ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Arcadia, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A day trip to Basswood Island is an excellent option when rough weather makes other trips difficult. Located about 1.5 miles from shore near the Red Cliff Buffalo Bay Tribal Marina, the island is well ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Beaver Island and the nearby islands of High Island and Garden Island are fascinating areas to explore by kayak. Beaver Island, the largest island, has 350 year-round residents, two historic lighthous ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Beaver Island, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This day trip is a good introduction to the Keewenaw, along shoreline that is still undeveloped and reminiscent of the rocky north shore and Isle Royale in terms o fappearance. Bete Grise Bay has a pr ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Although much of this stretch of coast consists of private land, almost all has been left in a wild, undeveloped state. Loma Farms is a private estate that has been left wild along the coast—with exce ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Marquette, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Power Island, also known as Marion or Ford Island, is a 200-acre island that is maintained as a park by Grand Traverse County. The island has a dock, swimming beach, hiking trails through a maple/be ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Traverse City, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Kayaking along the Lake Michigan waterfront provides a unique view of the city skyline. You get all of the beauty of the tall buildings, while sitting far enough from shore to avoid the noise and the ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Chicago, IL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This may be the best downtown urban paddle in the country! By heading up the Chicago River in a kayak, you pass some of the largest and most interesting buildings that Chicago has to offer. As you pad ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Chicago, IL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This is a short but scenic trip across sheltered Copper Harbor to visit the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, now a museum and part of Fort Wilkins State Park. The original lighthouse was built in 1849, a yea ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Like other Keewenaw towns, Eagle Harbor got its start from one of the nearby and short-lived mines, but it survived after the mine closed by serving as a harbor for ships carrying supplies for other i ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Eagle Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The protected park lands of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore include two large islands and approximately 30 miles of mainland lakeshore. Lovely sand beaches and huge coastal sand dunes make ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Empire, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Grand Island is located about a half mile from the mainland near Munising, Michigan. Originally owned by the Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company, the island has now been designated as a National Recreatio ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Munising, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: Unlike the high sandstone cliffs of Miners Castle, the coast between Grand Marais and the Hurricane River consists of sand beaches and the huge dune bluffs of the Grand Sable Dunes. Other points of ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Grand Marais, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Like Isle Royale, the Susie Islands give paddlers a taste of the Canadian North Shore, with cobble beaches, rocky basalt and granite points covered with boreal forest, and a few arctic plants left beh ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Grand Portage, MN - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Pukaskwa National Park has some of the most striking wilderness shoreline on Lake Superior, but this roadless park can be difficult to see for those who have days and not weeks to spend. This short ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Marathon, ON - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: M any kayakers feel this section of shoreline is the best paddling on Lake Superior, if not the Great Lakes. Over 100 miles of roadless wilderness with beautiful rock shoreline, clear turquoise water, ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Marathon, ON - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: The Inner Island loop is a great way for paddlers to explore four beautiful islands as a weekend trip. The route is protected from northeast winds by the outer islands, allowing less-experienced paddl ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Isle Royale is a wilderness park with no roads and few amenities; and it is a popular destination for backpackers and boaters. Isle Royale is great for kayaks, too. Paddlers can choose protected, ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: This short and easy paddle serves as a brief introduction to the Portage Waterway portion of the Keewenaw Water Trail. Unlike the other Keewenaw trips in this guide, this one is an urban paddle with v ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Houghton, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This route contains many well-known and impressive land-marks, such as the cliffs at Old Woman Bay, the Devil’s Chair, and the Agawa Rock Pictographs. The shoreline is varied; sections of sheer cliffs ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Wawa, ON - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12