M-46 BRIDGE TO VASSAR
6.3 miles, 2-3 hours
Natural, heavily wooded riverbanks and rocky sections of river with multiple small rapids and riffles.
VASSAR TO TUSCOLA
5.7 miles, 2-3 hours
A rural section of river that is mostly wooded with the occasional view of private homes and agricultural fields.
TUSCOLA TO FRANKENMUTH
5 miles, 1.5-2.25 hours
Relatively wide stretch of river that is suitable for beginners. Common sightings of fishing boats, pontoons and commercial tour boats.
FRANKENMUTH CITY PADDLE
1 mile, 30-45 minutes
Small Town Experience
Showcases Downtown Frankenmuth’s riverfront landscape and covered bridge with common sightings of commercial tour boats.
FRANKENMUTH TO HOFFMANN PARK
6 miles, 2-3 hours
Quiet segment of the river with long stretches of riparian forest. This rural segment includes passing a few homes and navigating around sand bars.
HOFFMANN PARK TO DAVIS PARK
4.4 miles, 2 hours
Featuring two universal accessible launches, this is a quiet stretch of river with a gentle current and nice forested sections. Some homes seen from the river.
DAVIS PARK TO M-13 BOAT LAUNCH
5.6 miles, 2-3 hours
A slow to moderate river current as the landscape transitions from rural area to wooded as one nears the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.
M-13 BOAT LAUNCH TO WICKES PARK
3.5 miles, 1.5-2.5 hours
Passes through the natural features of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge with slower water and more motorized boats as paddlers approach Saginaw.