Cheboygan Area Blueway

Views of Bois Blanc and Mackinac Islands, Mackinaw Bridge in the distance, beautiful Duncan Bay and the Cheboygan River.

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From Huron Shores Coastal Trails

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Route:  JON KELDSEN ROADSIDE PARK TO CHEBOYGAN STATE PARK

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Distance: 13 Miles

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Access Sites:  02-01 & 02-04          

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Shoreline Land Use: Waterfront residential except for State Park

Points of Interest: Cheboygan State Park, Lighthouse Point, Grass Lake Nature Area

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Rest Stops: Only rest stops in Cheboygan State Park

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Hazards & Cautions: Very long paddle without opportunities for rest stops outside the Cheboygan State Park

Comments: Grass Lake Nature Area is not open to the public without a tour guide

 

Route:  DUNCAN BAY

Distance: 2-3 Miles

Access Sites:  02-04 & 02-10

Shoreline Land Use: Waterfront residential and undeveloped

Points of Interest: Coastal wetlands

Rest Stops: Cheboygan State Park Beach

Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic from the Cheboygan River

Comments: Offers a short paddle in a more protected bay

 

Route:  CHEBOYGAN RIVER

Distance: 3 Miles     

Access Sites:  02-10

Shoreline Land Use: Commercial and residential

Points of Interest: City waterfront with commercial and restaurants

Rest Stops: 02-08, 02-07, 02-06

Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic can be heavy during summer, especially on weekends

Comments: There is a dam and locks near Lincoln Street. The Cheboygan River is part of the inland waterway that connects the city of Cheboygan to Conway near Petoskey. Remember if paddling upstream from the river mouth, you’ll be paddling against the current.

                                                                                   

Route:  CHEBOYGAN DAM TO CONFLUENCE OF CHEBOYGAN AND BLACK RIVERS

Distance: 2.5 Miles

Access Sites:  02-06 DNR Boat Launch

Shoreline Land Use: Residential and commercial

Points of Interest: Bridges, restaurants and parks

Rest Stops: There are no rest stops along this section

Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic can be heavy during summer, especially on weekends. There is a dam and locks near Lincoln Street.

Comments: The Cheboygan River is part of the inland waterway that connects the city of Cheboygan to Conway near Petoskey. Remember if paddling upstream from the river mouth, you’ll be paddling against the current.

 

Route:  CHEBOYGAN TO RICHARD KUZMA ROADSIDE PARK

Distance: 8.2 Miles

Access Sites:  02-10 & 02-11

Shoreline Land Use: Waterfront residential

Points of Interest: Coastal marshes near Cheboygan, Nipigon Point, and views of freighters, the Mackinac Bridge, Bois Blanc Island and Mackinac Island

Rest Stops: There are no rest stops

Hazards & Cautions: There are no rest stops along this section

Comments: None

Contact: NEMCOG

 
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