Chippewa River

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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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 Lower Peninsula. It actually runs for more than 80 miles from its origins in Mecosta County to Midland, where it joins the Tittabawassee River. But the best paddling is found in its middle reaches, where the river moves at a soothing pace through countryside that remains surprisingly unspoiled, especially above Mount Pleasant.
Paddling Michigan

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Paddling Michigan

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)

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 Lower Peninsula.

It actually runs for more than 80 miles from its origins in Mecosta County to Midland, where it joins the Tittabawassee River. But the best paddling is found in its middle reaches, where the river moves at a soothing pace through countryside that remains surprisingly unspoiled, especially above Mount Pleasant.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Mount Pleasant
Distance: 51.5
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 14 - 18 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: USGS Winn, Mount Pleasant, Shepherd, Pleasant Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Chippewa River

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2008
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Very scenic. I did 16 Miles of this river, and I enjoyed every minute.



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