Boardman River

MODERATE 7 reviews

Boardman River is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Traverse City, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for fly fishing, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking and is best used from March until October.

11.9 miles
32 feet
Point to Point


paddle sports






5 months ago

This is a great place to Kayak without worrying about a ton of people unlike the Platte River. The river at times will be a lot faster then you think and to be completely honest, this is the only time I've flipped my Kayak and I swear it was because of a rock that you can't see. Anyway's, it's an 11 mile stretch but that 11 miles is a lot longer than you think so plan accordingly. Enjoy your paddle and have fun! A lot of wild life to see also.

paddle sports
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Again, kayaking. I've done the whole entire (paddleable) river but it'll take you longer than you think 11 miles would an entire summer's day! An excellent way to spend it, but I think it's much more fun to break it up into chunks. Love this river, with its natural scenery, beautiful houses and the fun of paddling thru downtown TC right into West Bay! A word of caution, there are some fun class II rapids along the way so be sure you're prepared to rescue yourself/others along the way. Also, I would recommend taking out at the tubes that run under South Airport Rd.....unless you don't mind tons of spiders (I learned the hard way)!

paddle sports
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

An awesome kayak, canoe, or tube float. Launch at Shumsky and get on down to Beitner rd in a couple hours. Beautiful river. Please be mindful of the fly fisherman and respect the space. You can portage further down and paddle through Keystone and Sabin as well.

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