• Paddling the Huron from Hudson Mills Metropark to Delhi Metropark.

  • Kiosks featuring Water Trail information like this one in Flat Rock’s Huroc Park are in each of the five Trail Towns.

  • Enjoying fall colors on the Huron River at Delhi Metropark near Dexter.

  • The Ann Arbor Gallup Canoe Livery EZ Launch has a transfer system for canoes and kayaks that provides universal access for paddlers with disabilities or anyone needing extra assistance.

Meet the Huron River

Bring your own watercraft for a free “out and back” paddle trip exploring a unique section of the river. Huron River Watershed Council staff and local experts will give a short talk on the river’s ecology, history and features. 5-8pm, Tuesday, June 22, Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston and Thursday, June 24, Bandemer Park, Ann Arbor. INFO and REGISTRATION.

Paddler’s Companion Waterproof Maps

This 50-plus page waterproof map flipbook for the entire Water Trail includes launches, liveries, parks, amenities, hazards and more. There are latitude and longitude coordinates for all launches and recommendations for a five-day paddle-through with options for camping . For $22, it makes a wonderful gift! Get it today.

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 HERE.

Big Storms Restore Water Levels

Extreme precipitation that fell on the area in June has restored water levels for paddling, but watch out for downed trees and swarms of mosquitos. Learn more HERE.

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 – that Huron River is a Michigan treasure worth exploring.

The canoe livery at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor currently offers the only universal access launch on the Huron River Water Trail. Click here for more information on how to use the launch.

The Huron has been designated as the 18th trail of the National Water Trail System, joining a network of nation exemplary water trails from Puget Sound to the Hudson River. Details here.