Bowers Harbor to Power Island

Traverse City, Michigan

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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/beech forest, and a small islet on the northeast tip that has five campsites. Sheltered deep in the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay, this route provides a great day trip or overnight trip for beginner paddlers.
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan

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Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan

by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, & Don Dimond (The Globe Pequot Press)

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/beech forest, and a small islet on the northeast tip that has five campsites. Sheltered deep in the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay, this route provides a great day trip or overnight trip for beginner paddlers.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Traverse City
Distance: 5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip or overnight trip
Season: Spring to fall, weather permitting
Local Maps: NOAA 14913, USGS: Grand Traverse County at 1:100,000
Driving Directions: Directions to Bowers Harbor to Power Island

Recent Trail Reviews

7/14/2007
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Our paddle from the public launch to Power Island and back was 7 miles per my GPS. There was very little other boat traffic on the lake, in fact when we got to the island there was no one else there. Back on the mainland, in Bowers Harbor, we stayed at the Bowers Harbor B&B just a 1/4 mile from the launch. There are several wineries and nice restaurants nearby. This was a fun day trip



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