Michigan's Thumb Water Trails

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Here are the water trails in the Thumb area of the eastern Lower Peninsula:

Trail 1: Flint River Water Trail Flint River Water Trail

The Flint River Water Trail runs from the North and South branches of the Flint River to the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.

Trail 2: Shiawassee River Water Trail Shiawassee River Water Trail

Offers a diverse range of paddling experiences for canoeists and kayakers of all abilities in a warm-water river ecosystem, with fairly slow-moving current. Very suitable for families in a canoe or groups of novice kayak paddlers.

Trail 3: Tip of the Mitt Heritage Water Trail Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail

A 103-mile water trail on Lake Huron that winds around Michigan’s Thumb into Saginaw Bay.

Trail 4: Cass River Water Trail Cass River Water Trail

The Cass River Water Trail is a 37.5 mile scenic recreational and heritage waterway through the heart of Michigan's Saginaw Bay Region, including Vassar, Tuscola, Frankenmuth, and Bridgeport.