Exploring the Shiawassee River – by kayak and paddle board

June 29, 2014

The river is growing in popularity

Oakland County Parks Blog

THE WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

“Conserving the woods , fields, streams, wetlands and other natural resources in the headwaters of the Clinton, Flint, Shiawassee and Huron rivers”North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (www.nohlc.org )

The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy believes in conservation collaboration for, and public awareness of, the wilder side of Oakland County. Last Sunday they sponsored a public paddle on the Shiawassee River. There is no better way to embrace the raw radiance of the wild rivers of our county than from a canoe, kayak — or even a paddleboard. The seven-mile stretch of the Shiawassee that was paddled meanders through meadows and woodlands and flows under train tracks and through culverts with tiny rapids and even passes over a small beaver dam on her journey from Holly to Fenton. It’s an exciting adventure, for the Shiawassee River is as old as…

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2013 Paddling Events Shiawassee River

May 1, 2013

Some events in 2013 near HeadWaters of the Shiawassee

For more info –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/111552015554058/events/

May 19 – Holly to Fenton river clean up

May 27 – Memorial Day Moonlight Paddle from Linden to
Lake Ponemah, dinner at Spoonz Lakeside,
then paddle back to Linden. Paddles wet at 6:45 p.m.

June 2 – Headwaters Trails Canoe Race and Pleasure Paddle
at Holly WaterWorks Park to Fenton Strom Park.

June 15 – Linden/Argentine river cleanup. Meet at 8 a.m. at Argentine Township Fire Hall. Register with city of Linden at 810-735-7980 or Argentine Township at 810-735-5050.

June 22 – Fenton river cleanup. Meet at 8 a.m. at Fenton’s Bush Park. Register with city of Fenton at 810-629-2261 or with Deb McCarty at 810-560-2337

June 24 – Moonlight Paddle Lobdell Lake. Meet at DNR launch in Argentine Township, paddles wet at 6:45 p.m., dinner at Navistar then paddle back to launch.

July 20 – Paddle from Barber Memorial Park in Montrose to Birch Run Road in Taymouth Township. Call Terry at 810-487-0125 for details.

July 22 – Moonlight Paddle from Linden to Lake Ponemah, dinner at Spoonz Lakeside, then paddle back to Linden. Paddles wet at 6:45 p.m.

Aug. 19 – Moonlight Paddle Lobdell Lake. Meet at DNR launch in Argentine Township, paddles wet at 6:45 p.m., dinner at Navistar then paddle back to launch.

Sept. 7 – Flint River Paddle Mitson landing off Flushing Road to River Road landing in Flushing. Call Terry at 810-487-0125 for details.

Sept. 16 – Moonlight Paddle Linden to Lake Ponemah, dinner at Spoonz Lakeside, then paddle back to Linden. Paddles wet at 6:45 p.m.

Sept. 29 – Pre-Canoeing in Color river cleanup from Holly to Fenton. Call Chuck at 248-866-3069.

Oct. 5 – Headwaters Trail Canoeing in Color 1 p.m. Holly Water Works Park to Fenton’s Strom Park. Call Sue Julian at 248-388-1313 for details.

Oct. 19 – See the sandhill cranes on Bennett Lake. 1 p.m. meet
at the Deerfield Hills Nature Center.

2012 Paddling schedule for Shiawassee River area

March 2, 2012

The Keepers of the Shiawassee released its schedule

of events for this spring, summer and fall seasons.

April 29 – “Welcome Spring” paddle

at Holly’s Seven Lakes State Park

at 2 p.m. at the boat launch

May 7 – Moonlight Paddle at Linden Millpond,

starts at 6:30 p.m.

May 19 – Headwaters Trails river clean-up from Holly to Fenton.

Starts at 9 a.m. at Holly’s Waterworks Park.

Cleanups also scheduled for noon on May 20

at Fenton’s Strom Park and 4 p.m. on May 31 at Waterworks Park.

June 3 – Headwaters Trails canoe race at Waterworks Park.

June 4 – Moonlight Paddle at Lobdell Lake’s DNR launch

starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Navistar at 7:30 p.m.

June 9 – Curwood Festival paddle in Owosso

June 16 – Linden through Argentine Township river cleanup.

Starts at 8 a.m. at Argentine Township Fire Hall.

June 23 – Fenton to Lake Ponemah river cleanup.

Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Bush Park

Keepers of the Shiawassee launch.

July 2 – Moonlight Paddle at Linden Mill Pond.

6:30 p.m. dinner at Linden Hotel’s Crow’s Nest,

with 7:45 p.m. expected launch time.

July 30 – Moonlight Paddle at Lobdell Lake’s DNR launch,

starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11

– Taste of Fenton paddle from Strom Park

Aug. 19 – Flint River Paddlers to Montrose

Aug. 28 – Celebrate the Shiawassee

Sept. 3 – Moonlight Paddle in Linden, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 – Bush Park to Linden for Linden Autumn Festival, at noon

Oct. 1 – Moonlight Paddle at Lobdell Lake, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 – Headwaters Trails Canoeing in Color at 1:00pm Waterworks Park

For more information, visit Keepers of the Shiawassee

online or email Maggie Yerman at yerantmag@yahoo.com

Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail

January 29, 2010

Top of the Shiawassee Heritage Water Trail

The water trail begins with 7 miles of beautiful twists and turns in the Shiawassee River from Holly,MI toward Fenton, MI

Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail
http://www.umflint.edu/resources/pdf/outreach/shiawasse-river-trail-map.pdf