Huron River Miles 53-46
The City of Ann Arbor is the largest Trail Town and home to over 100,000 residents and the University of Michigan. Here, Michigan’s two busiest canoe liveries (operated by the City) provide high-quality rental service as well as access for trail users with their own equipment. Scenic riverside parks line the trail with a few convenient spots to get out and find food. Ann Arbor’s main business districts for dining, entertainment and shopping require a walk of 0.5 to 1.0 miles.
The entire Ann Arbor section of the water trail offers three flat-water ponds (upstream at Barton, Argo, downstream at Gallup) and flowing river.
The Argo Cascades, a series of manmade drops and pools, is a very popular and exciting feature. Summer weekends here can be busy with kayaks, canoes, standup paddle boards, rafts, tubes, racing sculls, row boats, and even paddle boats, sometimes seen all on a single trip!