6 Miles, 2-3 Hours
Universally Accessible Launch: Hoffmann Community Park
Start: Downtown Frankenmuth
Finish: Hoffmann Community Park, Bridgeport Township
This is a quiet segment of the Cass River water trail. Some stretches are slightly narrower and shallower than the previous sections. Dodging fallen trees, debris, and sand bars is more common on this stretch of river. However, portaging is not normally required. Beyer Road Bridge Launch is located 2 miles downstream of Frankenmuth and Hoffman Community Park, located just downstream of the Dixie Highway Bridge, is approximately 6 miles downstream of Frankenmuth. The area is primarily rural with some homes seen from the river, but there are also long stretches that have a nice riparian forest corridor. The river current is normally slow to moderate.
Camp Kiwanis is approximately ½ mile downstream of Beyer Road at 8655 Curtis Rd. It is a historic, rustic, and unique camping facility (primarily rustic lodges) on the Cass River. The Camp provides year-round camping opportunities to youth groups. Visit saginawkiwanisclub.org for more information.