The Huron River Water Trail is a project of the Huron River Watershed Council. It will serve river recreationists for generations to come. Work on the Water Trail is focused in these areas:

  • Make and maintain trail markers and information signs at portages and access points
  • Build well-constructed launches, landings, and portage paths that provide easy access to the Water Trail
  • Create top-quality tools such as the waterproof Paddler’s Companion, visitor’s guide, and web-based information
  • Coordinate local communities, landowners, and trail users to appreciate the value of public access to the Huron River

Stewardship Opportunities

To become a Water Trail steward or learn about any of the opportunities below, contact Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council Stewardship Coordinator, at [email protected] or 734-769-5123 x 600.

Be a Trailblazer!

Building and maintaining the Water Trail is an “all-hands-on-deck” proposition.


Consider adopting a segment of the Water Trail. Trail stewards are needed to work in pairs or crews to provide ongoing oversight of trail conditions, report problems, and perform light maintenance.

Trail Maintenance

We need help with installing the new way-finding signs along the river.

Partners of the Huron River Water Trail

The Water Trail is a consortium of interested groups and communities. Partners meet regularly to identify trail needs, seek funding for projects, track status of trail-building, and be with like-minded people who love paddling the river. Dates, times, locations and agendas are posted here as they become available.

To learn more or sign up for partner email announcements, contact the Water Trail Manager at the Huron River Watershed Council, Daniel Brown at [email protected] or 734-769-5123 x 608.

Partner Resources. Materials for Water Trail Partners and Trail Towns, password required.