Wilderness Canoe Trips Web Site
Canoe the unspoiled wilderness and sparkling waters of the Big Manistee River with Wilderness Canoe Trips. The Big Manistee starts as a narrow stream north of Grayling and spreads to more then 125 feet wide by the time it snakes its way westward near Mesick. Relax and enjoy almost 200 miles of rapid-free river, uninterrupted by portages and with few signs of civilization. Gentle currents will carry you effortlessly through scenic woodland teeming with wildlife. Quiet solitude provides a refuge for Beaver, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, Raccoon, Deer and more. Rainbow Trout, Pike, Walleye and Brown Trout flirt with the fishermen while Brook Trout entice anglers into the feeder streams. Share the river with Ducks, Geese, Swans and other waterfowl. Picnic among bouquets of wildflower shaded by Maple, Cedar and Jack pines.