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Welcome to the Huron River Water Trail!
The Huron River Water Trail is a 104-mile (167 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river’s natural environment, its history and the communities it touches in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. From the rapids at Delhi and Dexter to the placid flat water at the entrance to Lake Erie, a variety of paddling experiences await you. For kayaking, canoeing, fishing on a fly, and other freshwater pursuits, follow the Huron River Water Trail to learn what others already know—the Huron River is a Michigan treasure worth exploring.
Argo and Gallup Parks in Ann Arbor both currently offer inclusive universal access launches for everyone, including paddlers with disabilities. Universal access launches are under construction at Kensington and Hudson Mills metroparks. Learn how to use a universally accessible canoe kayak launch.
Paddled the entire Huron River Water Trail? Congratulations!
Quiet Adventures Symposium
March 4, 2023 (Saturday) in East Lansing. Join the Huron River Water Trail and Michigan’s best outdoor recreation providers, experts and outfitters for talks, demonstrations and exhibits. Plan your summer paddling adventures at this day-long indoor expo. DETAILS.
Kayak and Canoe Rentals
There are several outfitters on the Huron River that offer paddling equipment for rent with transportation to the drop-off point or pick-up point. You can rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and tubes. Get a map of outfitters with contact info and links HERE.
PFAS and River Recreation
It is safe to swim and boat on the Huron River with a few precautions—do not eat the fish and avoid ingesting river foam. LEARN MORE ABOUT PFAS HERE.
It Is Safe to Enjoy the Huron River
In August 2022 the Huron River was briefly closed for recreation from Wixom Road to Kent Lake. There was a reported release of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium from Tribar Technologies to the Wixom Sewage Treatment Facility. The facility treats wastewater before discharging it into Norton Creek which connects to the river in Milford. Upon investigation, hexavalent chromium was not detected in the Huron River system downstream of the release. LEARN MORE about the incident from the Huron River Watershed Council.