Paddling Michigan

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Explore the diverse natural wonders of seventy of Michigan's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles to extended trips deep into remote wilderness areas, Paddling Michigan takes canoeists and kayakers on a journey through the state's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife. Paddling Michigan is designed to help you sort through the abundant waterways of the Great Lakes ...
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Overview


Explore the diverse natural wonders of seventy of Michigan's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles to extended trips deep into remote wilderness areas, Paddling Michigan takes canoeists and kayakers on a journey through the state's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife. Paddling Michigan is designed to help you sort through the abundant waterways of the Great Lakes State. Inside you'll find: an overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local paddling organizations and information resources. (6 x 9, 320 pages, b&w photos, maps)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560448389
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Regional Paddling Series Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 431,865
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Locator Map ix
Map Legend x
Introduction 1
A Land of Great Waters 1
How to Use This Guide 1
Safe Paddling 5
International Scale of River Difficulty 7
An Ethic of Stewardship 8
Southern Lower Michigan
1. Cass River 9
2. Dowagiac River 12
3. Flat River 16
4. Harsens Island (k) 20
5. Huron River 23
6. Pinckney Recreation Area "Chain of Lakes" 33
7. Pointe aux Barques (k) 37
8. Rogue River 40
9. St. John's Marsh 44
10. Thornapple River 47
Northern Lower Michigan
11. Au Sable River 50
12. Au Sable River, South Branch 57
13. Betsie River 61
14. Boardman River 66
15. Chippewa River 70
16. Jordan River 75
17. Little Manistee River 78
18. Little Muskegon River 82
19. Ludington Canoe Pathway 86
20. Manistee River 89
21. Manitou Islands (k) 95
22. Muskegon River 98
23. Negwegon State Park (k) 103
24. Old Mission Peninsula (k) 106
25. Pere Marquette River 109
26. Pigeon River 116
27. Pine River 121
28. Platte River 125
29. Rifle River 129
30. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (k) 133
31. Sturgeon River 136
32. White River 140
33. Wilderness State Park (k) 144
Upper Peninsula
34. Au Train River 147
35. Bete Grise Bay (k) 150
36. Big Island Lake Wilderness Area 154
37. Brule River 158
38. Carp River 165
39. Copper Harbor/Eagle Harbor (k) 168
40. Craig Lake State Park 171
41. Drummond Island (k) 174
42. Escanaba River 180
43. Fayette State Park (k) 185
44. Ford River 189
45. Fox River 192
46. Grand Island National Recreation Area (k) 195
47. Horseshoe Bay Wilderness Area (k) 199
48. Indian River 202
49. Isle Royale National Park, Inland Lakes 206
50. Isle Royale National Park, Shoreline and Outer Islands (k) 212
51. Keweenaw Water Trail--Portage Waterway (k) 220
52. Les Cheneaux Islands (k) 225
53. Lime Island (k) 230
54. Manistique River 233
55. Marquette (k) 236
56. Menominee River 241
57. Net River 245
58. Ontonagon River, East Branch 249
59. Ontonagon River, Mainstream 252
60. Ontonagon River, Middle Branch 254
61. Ontonagon River, South Branch 258
62. Paint River 261
63. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (k) 265
64. Presque Isle River 272
65. Pretty Lakes Quiet Area 277
66. Sturgeon River 280
67. Sylvania Wilderness Area 285
68. Tahquamenon River 290
69. Two Hearted River 295
70. Whitefish River 299
Note: (k) designates sea kayaking destinations
Appendix of Contact Information 303
About the Authors 310
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