Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Michigan

This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

A sleepy section of Michigan’s second-longest river that is ideal for family camping trips. ...
A quiet western Michigan river easily accessible to Grand Rapids–area paddlers. The Rogue ...
A highly accessible river with a mellow temperament that makes it a favorite getaway for ...
A fun, spirited river that winds through the gorgeous Jordan Valley. The Jordan River ...
One of America’s legendary trout streams, the Au Sable has cool, clear waters and an attractive ...
Both canoeists and tubers flock to this attractive, easygoing northern river on summer ...
Michigan’s first National Wild and Scenic River, the beautiful Pere Marquette winds gently ...
An easygoing stream that meanders through low southwest Michigan woodlands. The Thornapple ...
An undemanding river that features many campgrounds and access points along its banks, ...
Challenging in its upper reaches, the Platte turns into a placid, family-friendly float ...
The upper reaches of this pleasant stream encompass a range of paddling options, from ...
Michigan’s pocket-sized version of Minnesota’s famed Boundary Waters is a wonderful mecca ...
A moderately paced, family-friendly river that winds under a shady canopy of shoreline ...
A pleasant, scenic river that winds through the fields and forests of Michigan’s heartland. ...
A pleasant, slow-moving stream that is popular with canoeists and fly fishermen alike. ...
A surprisingly pretty and remote-feeling river near the industrial centers of Flint and ...
A pretty, twisty river that passes through the Mackinac Wilderness and Hiawatha National ...
This remote weekend getaway destination features five small and undeveloped lakes protected ...
Pleasant and scenic, the Little Muskegon receives little pressure because of its lack ...
Forever linked to favorite son Ernest Hemingway, this scenic river provides some of the ...
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