Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking


Manistique River

Northland Outfitters Northland Outfitters
8174 Highway M-77 - Germfask, Michigan 49836
Take a relaxing trip in a kayak or canoe down one of our beautiful rivers. Choose from day trips as short as 2 1/2 hours to overnight trips from 2 to 7 days. These trips are truly perfect for you, your family, and friends - pets too!

Hiawatha National Forest - Canoeing

US Forest Service USDA National Forest Service Site  
Canoeing or non-motorized boats are allowed at several of the lakes and rivers located withing the Hiawatha National Forest.

Autrain River Autrain River  
The slow moving, meandering AuTrain River offers an excellent four to six hour canoe trip. The trail begins at the Forest Service boat launch in the AuTrain Lake Campground and proceeds north approximately 10 miles to Lake Superior.

Big Island Lake Big Island Lake  
More than 20 inland lakes nestled in rolling woodlands make up the Big Island Lake area, which offers secluded canoeing, fishing, hiking and camping opportunities as well as backcountry Nordic skiing in winter. The scenic area covers 6,606 acres and is primarily roadless with limited access to three of the lakes for motorized vehicles.

Indian River Indian River  
The Indian River Canoe Trailhead at Fish Lake is approximately 36 miles northwest of Manistique, and about 15 miles south of Munising. The Indian River, from Fish Lake to Indian Lake, a total of almost 36 miles, offers excellent canoeing.

Flowing Well Campground  
Flowing Well is situated along the banks of the Sturgeon River among large trees and a variety of wildflowers. Camping, fishing, picnicking, and canoeing can be enjoyed in a pretty and serene setting.


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