INFORMATION ON TRAIL SECTIONS
Route: MDOT ROADSIDE PARK (RICHARD KUZMA) TO MACKINAW CITY
Distance: 8 Miles
Access Sites: 02-11 & 02-13
Shoreline Land Use: Waterfront residential. No public lands except for Mill Creek rest stop
Points of Interest: Views of freighters, Mackinac Bridge, Bois Blanc Island and Mackinac Island
Rest Stops: rest stop at mill creek park, undeveloped, no signs, no parking
Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic and large ferry boats near Mackinaw City can make paddling difficult and cause safety issues.
Route: MACKINAW CITY WATERFRONT
Distance: 1.5 Miles
Access Sites: 02-13 & 02-21
Shoreline Land Use: Commercial, residential, hotels and numerous city parks.
Points of Interest: Numerous city parks. Views of freighters, passenger ferries, Mackinac Bridge, Bois Blanc Island and Mackinac Island
Rest Stops: Numerous city parks
Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat and ferry boat traffic is heavy during summer months, particularly during holidays and weekends. Should be careful when paddling along waterfront. Paddling in the Straits is difficult with currents and wind.
Route: MACKINAC BRIDGE TO WAWATAM TOWNSHIP PARK
Distance: 6 Miles
Access Sites: 02-21 & 01-04
Shoreline Land Use: Residential near Mackinaw City, the rest is undeveloped.
Points of Interest: McGulpin Point Lighthouse, Headlands County Park, Mackinac Bridge.
Rest Stops: 01-07, 01-06, 01-05
Hazards & Cautions: Paddling in the Straits is difficult with currents and wind.
Route: WAWATAM TOWNSHIP PARK TO WILDERNESS STATE PARK
Distance: 6 Miles
Access Sites: 01-04 & 01-01
Shoreline Land Use: Mix of residential and public undeveloped.
Points of Interest: Cecil Bay Park and mouth of Carp River
Rest Stops: Cecil Bay Park
Hazards & Cautions: Shallow bays, waves in high winds
Comments: There is a store near the Cecil Bay Park. Camping is available further west in the Wilderness State Park