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Michigan is for paddlers!

Over 3,000 miles of trails on the Great Lakes, Inland Lakes, and Rivers await your canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard!

Choose a region and prepare for your adventure!

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New and Updated Trails - 2016

Just in time for the 2016 paddling season, there is new and updated trail information on the Michigan Water Trails website.

  • The Friends of the Rouge have updated the Rouge River Water Trail, which includes four new and very different routes to visit.

We're working on more. If you have information about a water trail that you would like to add to Michigan Water Trails, please let us know!