• Kayaking the Thumb Heritage Water Trail - Port Austin, East Central Michigan

    Kayaking the Thumb Heritage Water Trail - Port Austin

    The Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail extends over 100 miles with 34 launch/landing markers. Interesting rock formations, caves and stacks can be found less than two miles east or west of Port Austin's Veterans Waterfront Park.

    Photo courtesy of Port Austin

  • A “silent sport,” kayaking speaks to our souls. Explore sea caves, channels and coves. Travel pristine rivers, enjoying the serenity of a peaceful paddle or the thrill of riding heart-stopping rapids. Kayaking is also your best chance to experience the spectacular seasonal scenery and abundant wildlife of the water's edge. Whatever adventure you're seeking, paddle Michigan's waters for a soul-inspiring journey that lasts well beyond the trip.