Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking

Manistique River

  • Northland Outfitters
    Northland Outfitters

    8174 Highway M-77Germfask, Michigan 49836Phone: (800) 808-3FUN

    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!

Hiwatha 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 Wilderness
    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 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.

Manistique Area

  • Blue-Mystique

    375 Harbor View DriveManistique, MI 49854Phone: (906) 286-4535

    Open Memorial Day weekend. Online booking on website.