Pere Marquette River

Baldwin, Michigan

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Michigan’s first National Wild and Scenic River, the beautiful Pere Marquette winds gently through the wooded hills of Manistee National Forest. The Pere Marquette—or “PM,” as it is known to its legions of fans—well deserves its designation as a National Wild and Scenic River. Its crystal clear waters wind through the sandy bluffs and dense woods of Manistee National Forest, offering paddlers ever-changing views of great natural beauty. The PM’s moderate pace and relative lack of obstacles make it suitable for all but absolute beginners, while its occasional sharp bends and light rapids will entertain intermediate paddlers. The PM is one of the finest rivers in the state for canoeing as well as for fishing.
Paddling Michigan

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Paddling Michigan

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)

Michigan’s first National Wild and Scenic River, the beautiful Pere Marquette winds gently through the wooded hills of Manistee National Forest. The Pere Marquette—or “PM,” as it is known to its legions of fans—well deserves its designation as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Its crystal clear waters wind through the sandy bluffs and dense woods of Manistee National Forest, offering paddlers ever-changing views of great natural beauty. The PM’s moderate pace and relative lack of obstacles make it suitable for all but absolute beginners, while its occasional sharp bends and light rapids will entertain intermediate paddlers. The PM is one of the finest rivers in the state for canoeing as well as for fishing.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Baldwin
Distance: 42
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 15 - 18 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Best May to October
Local Contacts: Manistee National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Ludington, Scottville, Custer, Tallman, Townsend Lake, Baldwin
Driving Directions: Directions to Pere Marquette River

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7/26/2008
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Cold even at the end of July but great river, tons of fun!



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