The water trail is approximately a six-mile section of the river. It starts at New Buffalo Township's Glassman Park (off Glassman Road), the next access is Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boat launch on Red Arrow Highway north of U.S. 12 (near Kruger Road) and ends at the City of New Buffalo’s public boat launch. The boat launch is across the street from the City's beach along Lake Michigan and a short walk into the City of New Buffalo where there are many restaurants and stores. The river is slow moving, especially through the marsh between Red Arrow Highway and the city's boat launch. It is easy to paddle both downstream and upstream. Scroll down to the map for trailhead and river access locations.
Galien River Marsh Water Trail Assets
Contact: Chickaming Open Lands