by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)
© Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Good trip for beginners and families. If you are traveling in a Canoe, exspect about four spots where you will have to portage(two if you are kayaking). This information is based on a 6.1ft Stage taken from the St Joseph River (the river the Dowagiac flows into) at the Niles, MI Station. I recommend checking the NOAA website (www.noaa.gov) for hydologic information prior to your trip. Also beware that the banks are not very easy to trek through in those spots where the the river is inpassable (particularily for small children). As it flows through mostly wooded area and farmlands, the mosquitoes can be bad this time of year too. Other than those minor details, the Dowagiac is a wonderfully scenic way to spend an afternoon.
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