• Canoeing the AuSable River

    Canoeing the AuSable River

    Canoe on the AuSable River that winds through town. It is the site of the world's longest canoe marathon and a legendary trout fishery.

    Photo courtesy of Grayling Visitors Bureau

  • Originally used for fur trading and the lumber and milling industries, Michigan’s clear running rivers are now a paddler’s paradise. More than 300 named rivers, 11,000 inland lakes and countless streams beckon us to experience spectacular seasonal scenery and abundant wildlife. Paddle the AuSable River, site of the world’s longest canoe marathon. Spend your day winding down the Manistique River through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. No matter which waterway you choose, whether floating down gently flowing rivers or testing your mettle against teeming rapids, you’ll love the cool running waters of Pure Michigan.