Saginaw Bay Blueways

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These are the water trails along the southern and western shores of the Saginaw Bay including river trails on the AuGres, Rifle, Kawkawlin and Saginaw Rivers.

Campground areas along the shore are available for longer excursions or as a base for day use.

Trail 1: Saginaw Bay Water Trail Saginaw Bay Water Trail

The Saginaw Bay Water Trail runs along the southern and western coasts of the Saginaw Bay and bridges the gap from the Thumb Water trail starting at the Quanicassee River (south) to the beginning of the Huron Shores Water Trail (north).

Trail 2: Au Gres River Excursion Au Gres River Excursion

A short leisurely paddle from Point Lookout Harbor at the mouth of the AuGres River north to the AuGres City Park, this Excursion passes quaint cottages and an area well known for its great fishing and historic commercial fishing activity.

Trail 3: Rifle River Trail Rifle River Trail

This trail goes from Omer to the Rifle River Delta which empties into the Saginaw Bay.

Trail 4: Kawkawlin River Trail Kawkawlin River Trail

Paddle past beautiful homes and into open wild country along the flood plains of the Kawkawlin River.

Trail 5: Saginaw River Historical Excursion Saginaw River Historical Excursion

The Saginaw River shoreline is surprising a lot more natural than most people realize. Our riverbanks host fringe wetlands and a diverse array of wildlife, migrating birds and historic battleground areas. Paddle past wild areas where eagles nest and watch out for partially submerged ship wreck sites. You can follow along on the virtual tour using your smart phone.