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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!

Make sure to sign the Huron104 Trail Register!

Kayak and Canoe RentalsPicture of people paddling in kayaks

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.

River Closures

Construction work on bridges and other infrastructure sometimes requires specific locations on the river to be closed to through traffic for safety. GET CONSTRUCTION UPDATES HERE.

Waterproof Map Flipbook

Paddler’s Companions are back in stock! 28 full color index maps to all 104 river miles for purchase online or at a local retailer (coming soon). ORDER A MAP FLIPBOOK HERE.

Scenic picture of river from a blue kayakPFAS 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.

The Huron was designated as the 18th trail of the National Water Trail System in 2015, joining a network of nation exemplary water trails from Puget Sound to the Hudson River. Details here.

  • 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.