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Shiawassee River - State Heritage Water Trail - Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WaterWarlock
N 42° 47.172 W 083° 37.565
17T E 285205 N 4740417
Quick Description: Start of the Top of the Shiawassee River State Heritage Water Trail in Holly, Michigan
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 12:25:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM7CJB
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Long Description:
The launch site for the Top of the Shiawassee River State Heritage Water Trail in Holly, Michigan. The water trail covers 7 miles of beautiful twists and turns in the Shiawassee River from Holly,MI toward Fenton, MI
Parking/put-in/launching information:
Plenty of parking at WaterWorks Park at 690 Broad Street in Holly, MI. Easy launching of kayaks and canoes into the Shiawassee River.


Paddling conditions to be expected:
Gentle current most days making for a generally easy paddle at 2.5 mph for approximately a 3 hour paddle covering the 7 miles until the take out at Strom Park in Fenton.


Difficulty of the trip:
Suitable for beginners with some paddling skills to avoid the natural terrain in the river. HeadWatersTrails Inc. sends crews out to clear fallen trees from the river


Length of trip: 7 miles ~ 3 hour paddle at 2.5 mph ~ easy leisurely pace

Portages:
NONE needed - people uncomfortable running certain sections are encouraged to walk around them.



Permits required:
NONE


Type of trip:
You could paddle both ways , but it will become a 14 mile trip
I recommend a shuttle for most paddlers, stage a car at Strom Park in Fenton.


Other information:
Tons of wildlife to see along the way

http://bit.ly/HeritageTrail

http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliH2O#play/uploads/15/kDGIuDsg5gg

http://shiawassee-river.blogspot.com/



Take-out Coordinates: Not Listed

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