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Caine Road Bridge 46 Brian champman Photo Credit: Jon Cook

M-46 BRIDGE TO VASSAR

Beginner-Intermediate

6.3 miles, 2-3 hours
Natural Experience

Natural, heavily wooded riverbanks and rocky sections of river with multiple small rapids and riffles.

Downtown Vassar 3 Photo Credit: Jon Cook

VASSAR TO TUSCOLA

Beginner

5.7 miles, 2-3 hours
Rural Experience

A rural section of river that is mostly wooded with the occasional view of private homes and agricultural fields.

20070902_0238 Cass River Cole Creek Tusc Cty 2009_1 Zachary Branigan

TUSCOLA TO FRANKENMUTH

Beginner

5 miles, 1.5-2.25 hours
Rural Experience

Relatively wide stretch of river that is suitable for beginners. Common sightings of fishing boats, pontoons and commercial tour boats.

Digital image Bob Zeilinger

FRANKENMUTH CITY PADDLE

Beginner-Intermediate

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

Beginner

6 miles, 2-3 hours
Rural Experience

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

Beginner

4.4 miles, 2 hours
Rural Experience

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

Beginner-Intermediate

5.6 miles, 2-3 hours
Rural Experience

A slow to moderate river current as the landscape transitions from rural area to wooded as one nears the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.

DSC_6908_Eagle_on_Cass_6_22_14 Bob Zeilinger

M-13 BOAT LAUNCH TO WICKES PARK

Beginner

3.5 miles, 1.5-2.5 hours
Natural Experience

Passes through the natural features of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge with slower water and more motorized boats as paddlers approach Saginaw.