Exploring the Shiawassee River – by kayak and paddle board

The river is growing in popularity

Oakland County Parks Blog


“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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