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Kayaking and Hiking The Huron River

The Huron River is a 130-mile-long rising out of the Huron Swamp in Springfield Township in southeastern Michigan. The Huron River is a typical stream with mud banks, slow stream flow and a low gradient defining this river. The river has many dams, 19 on the main stream and at least 96 in the entire system where mostly are only a few feet high, built to slightly increase and maintain water levels in existing lakes to provide drought protection and flood control, a use that is now environmentally controversial. The river flows from side to side from numerous parks and is a prime canoeing river with a generally slow current and only a few minor rapids or obstructions, apart from for the short Delhi waterfalls which is runnable by experienced canoeists and kayakers except during low water. 


Fishing: Huron River is filled with sportsmen for rock bass, sunfish, bluegill, black crappie, white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, catfish, trout, muskie, and below Belleville Dam, Coho salmon, Chinook salmon, and Steelhead. Suckers and carp are also found in the river.

Kayaking: When winter is around the corner, don’t worry about getting stuck inside, there are cross-country ski, snowshoe, and ice-skating endeavors available. Take a hike through the trails and picnic at one of the many parks during hot weather days. These choices are endless, whether you want to try something new, like stand-up paddle boarding or stick with an old favorite and float down the river in a tube. Paddle around 2-mile peaceful ponds, travel down the 3.7-​mile calm river and get your thrills in the Argo Cascades.  

Trail: the river Huron flows through protected natural areas, quaint towns like Milford, Dexter, and Flat Rock, state and regional parks and bustling river communities like Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Visit this place of gem for a day-trip, a weekend, or consider a week-long through-paddle at one of four canoe campgrounds accessible only from the Water Trail. The Huron River National Water Trail is basically an association of interested groups and communities, and is a project of the Huron River Watershed Council. The river from Island Lake State Recreation Area to Strawberry Lake is interesting and passes through Huron Meadows Metro park. Winds across Strawberry and Baseline lakes are often brisk, making paddling difficult. Hudson Mills Metro park has a canoe camp on the left back, 1/4 mile before North Teritorial Road Bridge (permit required for camping). Hudson Mills Metropark is ideal for picnicking

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