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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.
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Paddled the entire Huron River Water Trail? Congratulations!
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.
The River Is Open!
In August 2022 the Huron River was briefly closed for recreation from Wixom Road to Kent Lake. Officials were investigating a reported release of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium from Tribar Technologies to the Wixom Sewage Treatment Facility. Hexavalent chromium was not detected in the Huron River system. LEARN MORE.
Cold Water Safety
Depending on the weather, the average daily minimum water temperature in the Huron River in April has been measured at 48-49 degrees Farenheit with the daily maximum ranging from 50-52 degrees. GET TIPS AND RESOURCES for staying safe when paddling in cold water or cold weather.
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.
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.