Black Earth Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A spectacular short trip through a glacial valley with constant riﬄes, a modest rapids, a hilly landscape, and a short run through town, this stretch on the renowned Black Earth Creek will have you coming back for more. Wildlife includes beavers, muskrats, wood ducks, great blue herons, sandhill cranes, blue-winged teals, snapping turtles, trout, and red-tailed hawks.
A few meanders take you past a greenhouse on the left just before the ﬁrst of several railroad bridges. After more meanders, the creek will bend to the left as you approach two sets of rapids, the ﬁrst a Class II in high water, the second a Class I. The ﬁrst has reputable gusto and is good fun; the second, also fun, is easy and nothing to worry about. The ﬁrst rapid can be easily portaged on either bank, if need be, but running it is irresistible. Catch the eddy on the left and paddle back into the rapid for some fun surﬁng."