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Kayaking the BluewaysNortheast Michigan provides an assortment of environs for kayaking; rivers, inland lakes, ponds, beaver ponds, marshes and the Great Lakes. The intention of our project is to eliminate the long, daunting task for individuals to uncover necessary information for planning a kayaking trip and provide a “one-stop shopping” site.


Lake Huron's Coastal WatersLake Huron’s coastal waters offer a wide array of paddle sport and boating adventures. Numerous bays, coves, points, islands, even underwater sinkholes and shipwrecks lure boating enthusiasts to explore the coastal waters. Communities with tourism related amenities and marinas are strategically located along the coast for larger recreational boats. However, distances between the communities are too great for a “day’s paddle,” but many access point in between the cities break the journey into smaller doable segments.

Click on one of the trails below for more information.

Water trails for kayaking or canoeing.

Alpena Blueway
Explore Alpena, Thunder Bay, shipwrecks, Lighthouses, Islands, and miles of undeveloped coastline
Cheboygan Area Blueway
Views of Bois Blanc and Mackinac Islands, Mackinaw Bridge in the distance, beautiful Duncan Bay and the Cheboygan River
Hammond Bay Blueway
Enjoy the sandy beaches of Hammond Bay, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse and the Ocqueoc River
Negwegon - Black River - Ossineke Blueway
Experience a paddle along a remote State Park coastline with back country camping
Oscoda - AuSable Blueway
Paddle the coast along Oscoda, Cedar Lake and the lower Au Sable River
Rogers City Blueway
Bike and ride the coastline from Rogers City to 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. Views of Rogers City, Great Lakes freighters, and the worlds largest limestone quarry,
Sturgeon Point - Harrisville Blueway
Connects three communities, paddle by Sturgeon Pt. Lighthouse
Tawas Blueway
Paddle Albaster, Tawas Bay and and north to Oscoda
Thompsons Harbor - Presque Isle Blueway
Many bays and points, two quarries, two lighthouses and a false island.
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Huron Shores Coastal Trails

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