Excellent Places to Go Kayaking in Michigan This Summer

Kayak Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

For many Michigan kayakers, paddling along the shores of Lake Michigan and looking up at the towering Sleeping Bear Dunes and bluffs is a must-have experience. The miles of shoreline provide one of the most picturesque places in the state to kayak.

Kayaking Crystal River & Platte River

If you’re a novice kayaker but still want to explore the waters around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, opt for a trip along the Crystal River or the Platte River, both of which are located within the boundaries of the park.

Kayak Through the Urban Canals of Detroit

When it comes to kayaking in the Great Lakes State, most people immediately think of the rivers that wind through the heart of the state or the magical waters that define its shoreline.

Kayak to Turnip Rock in Port Austin

Turnip Rock is one of the most unusual rock formations in Lake Huron.

Kayaking Inland Lakes

Grand Sable Lake, Beaver Lake, and Little Beaver Lake are all accessible to PIRO park visitors and provide calmer waters and picturesque scenes.

Kayak the Huron River in Ann Arbor

The Huron River Water Trail spans more than 100 miles throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, and while there are many places to kayak and paddle along this trail, one of the most popular in Southeast Michigan is in the City of Ann Arbor.

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