Paddling Michigan Guide Book

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Michigan  by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom

310pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1560448385

Explore the diverse natural wonders of seventy of Michigan's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles to extended trips deep into remote wilderness areas, this guide takes canoeists and kayakers on a journey through the state's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife.

© Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Paddling Michigan" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 70.
... Preview: One of America’s legendary trout streams, the Au Sable has cool, clear waters and an attractive shoreline—bristling with launch sites, campgrounds, and forestland—that make it tremendously popular wit ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Grayling, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 115
... Preview: A pleasant, slow-moving stream that is popular with canoeists and fly fishermen alike. Location: Begins at Lake St. Helen in Northern Roscommon County and flows into southeastern Crawford County befor ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Roscommon, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 24.5
... Preview: A mellow river that serves as a pleasant outing for families visiting the Pictured Rocks area. The placid Au Train River got its name from the French voyageurs, who had to drag (or trainerant) their c ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Au Train, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A quiet and scenic kayaking destination on the Keweenaw Peninsula’s southern shores. Bete Grise Bay is a lovely and tranquil piece of southern Keweenaw shoreline. Sheltered from northerly and westerly ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The upper reaches of this pleasant stream encompass a range of paddling options, from sections of swift, twisting river to quiet marshlands teeming with wildlife. The Betsie River is navigable by cano ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Thompsonville, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: An ideal locale for canoeists who like to catch their supper after a day of paddling and exploration. The inland lakes comprising Big Island Lake Wilderness Area attract paddlers from all over the reg ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Steuben, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: A spirited, attractive stream that flows past conifer forests and northcountry cottages before emptying into Grand Traverse Bay. The Boardman ranks as one of the Lower Peninsula’s finest rivers for pa ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Williamsburg, MI - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: A wild and picturesque river that serves as part of the border between Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. The Brule River is an often-overlooked treasure of the North Country. The stre ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Iron River, MI - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 44.5
... Preview: A pretty, twisty river that passes through the Mackinac Wilderness and Hiawatha National Forest. The Carp River is a designated Wild and Scenic River that is ideal for early season overnight expeditio ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Saint Ignace, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: A surprisingly pretty and remote-feeling river near the industrial centers of Flint and Saginaw. The Cass River maintains a wild, remote character despite its close proximity to the major industrial a ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Caro, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: A pleasant, scenic river that winds through the fields and forests of Michigan’s heartland. The Chippewa River is a pretty and easily accessible stream that slices through the midsection of Michigan’s ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Mount Pleasant, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 51.5
... Preview: Two beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula harbors linked by a dozen miles of rugged Lake Superior shoreline. The Keweenaw Peninsula is a gorgeous land of rocky ridges, deep forests, and agate beaches that juts ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: One of the state’s premier destinations for wilderness canoeing and camping. Even in a state bristling with quality paddling options, Craig Lake State Park stands as one of Michigan’s great destinatio ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
L'Anse, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: A moderately paced, family-friendly river that winds under a shady canopy of shoreline hardwoods for much of its length. The Dowagiac is an attractive tributary of the St. Joseph River. Shaded by ov ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Dowagiac, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: A paddler’s paradise of sheltered bays, forested islands, and limestone-studded shorelines in northern Lake Huron. Drummond Island and its many satellite islands combine to form a marvelous playground ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Drummond Island, MI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length:
... Preview: This swift and strong river flows through some of the Upper Peninsula’s most spectacular country. The Escanaba River sweeps through some of the Upper Peninsula’s most attractive and remote woodlands, ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Gwinn, MI - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 47
... Preview: A picturesque historic park that provides access to the best paddling waters in Big Bay de Noc. Fayette State Park is a great launching point for paddlers interested in exploring the eastern shoreline ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Fairport, MI - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: A gentle but scenic river that is ideal for family excursions. The peaceful Flat River is a particularly attractive destination for beginning paddlers or those looking to introduce youngsters to the p ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Greenville, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: This lively U.P. river is an ideal springtime destination for winter-weary canoeists with an itch to scratch. The Ford River is a relatively unheralded but nonetheless delightful Upper Peninsula river ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Escanaba, MI - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A picturesque but deadfall-strewn U.P. stream that offers tremendous trout fishing. The Fox River has been a favored U.P. trout-fishing destination ever since Ernest Hemingway haunted these northwood ... From the guidebook "Paddling Michigan"
Seney, MI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 24