Michigan is an incredibly outdoor-oriented state. There's just so much to do here in the beautiful mitten! One of our favorite ways to spend a spring day here at The Michigan Outfitter is breaking out the kayak and hitting one of Michigan's many stunning waterways. There's no better way to explore our state's natural beauty than by paddling around! But you don't have to travel to the UP or towards Lake Michigan to enjoy a fun day of kayaking. Instead, try exploring Detroit's canals for a unique view of motor city.
In recent years, the Detroit river has become an increasingly popular destination for paddlers in the metro Detroit area. Due to improvements in the water supply, there has been a resurgence in wildlife there, and more and more people are viewing it as a recreational waterway rather than an industrial one. This means that you might spot walleye or a bald eagle as well as enjoy the stunning Detroit skyline!
If you're looking to strike out on your own, you should check out the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail. It's divided into four unique segments, starting near Belle Isle and ending near Wyandotte's Bishop Park. Each segment has multiple trail routes for you to pick from depending on the kind of scenery or level of difficulty you're looking for, so you can truly customize your trip.
Not interested in going it alone? No problem! There are several awesome companies who provide guided kayaking tours. One such company, RKC Adventures, has a huge variety of tour types to pick from. Through their company, you can tour the lagoons of Belle Isle or take a historical trip through the Detroit canals.
With the weather getting warmer, we're excited to start spending more time in Michigan's great outdoors. How about you?
What's your favorite Michigan outdoor activity? Do you have a favorite kayaking spot? Let us know in the comments! We'd love to hear about it.