Port Austin to Point Aux Barques Via Kayak

HARD 4 reviews

Port Austin to Point Aux Barques Via Kayak is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Port Austin, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for sea kayaking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

sea kayaking

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A 7.5 mile out-and-back kayaking route from the beach at Port Austin out to Point aux Barques (aka Turnip Rock). Lake Huron can be rough, so some kayaking experience is recommended. The route is typically accessible from March until November.

sea kayaking
17 days ago

Call the kayak rental place in port Austin first, even if you have your own. If they are closed due to the waves then you can save yourself a drive or a sketchy paddle.

sea kayaking
9 months ago

Considered an easy paddle if the conditions are quite. Port Austin Kayak is an awesome choice to rent and embark from. For more tips go to https://thumbwind.com/2016/08/12/paddle-turnip-rock-5-things-to-know/

canoeing
Monday, September 28, 2015

Beautiful leisurely paddle. Water clean and clear.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This is an excellent way for someone who is wanting to get into kayaking or has limited experience in the water. Located at the tip of the thumb, Port Austin is a beautiful little town, very friendly. The local outfitter runs regular guided tours out to the turnip. While you are on Lake Huron, most of the paddling is near shore and fairly protected. This is a very safe, relaxing and enjoyable paddle, with lots of photo ops. Highly recommended.