Michigan Inland Waterway

Discussion in 'Kayaking, Kayak Fishing, Canoeing, Canoe Racing' started by Ricky Bubbles, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Ricky Bubbles

    Ricky Bubbles

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    Has anyone ever paddled it? The route from Conway, Michigan to Lake Huron in Cheboygan - approximately 40 miles.

    Looking to plan a springtime adventure and I think I would like to tackle this route, but wondering if it might be a bit developed or have too much traffic to paddle.

    Also considering a long paddle / camping excursion down the Black River as it seems a bit more "wild" although it's almost twice the distance at ~78 miles.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?
     
  2. stickman1978

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    Did most of the inland waterway in a boat. Might be wise to do it before Memorial Day weekend. Mullet and Burt are pretty big lakes. Stay close to shore and watch wind speed/direction. They can put up some big waves.
     

  3. Jimbos

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    Do it during the week most any month early in the day and you'll be fine. Keep an eye on wind direction crossing the big water.
     
  4. fisheater

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    Would there be camping on this route? I have not pulled a map, just asking if someone more familiar would know.
    I have a vague idea of this route. I have thought for a while that there might be some interesting fishing and sights along this route.