DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

I would say the Platte River is the most popular river in Northern Lower Michigan. Saying that, if your intentions are to get away from people then this river isn't for you in the months of June through August. This river is absolutely stunning. During your paddle you'll come across a Nice little sandbar on Walloon lake which is a great social spot to sit and relax and hang with friends. When you're ready you'll continue your paddle and eventually end up at the mouth of Lake Michigan. You can rent kayaks and tubes at "RiverSide" The river gets fairly warm too. At the end of your trip, you can grill out and do your thing. There are BBQ grills and pits at the end. cheers!