On this canoeing adventure down the Manistee River, swim in watering holes, sunbathe on riverbanks, jump from a rope swing, and go up to sand cliffs. Your customizable itinerary lets you follow your interests. Enjoy lunch along the banks when you need a break, and upgrade to spend the night in a rustic tent by the river.
Canoeing trip on the Manistee River
Customize your own itinerary to fit your preferences
Learn how to paddle and ride in a canoe, even if you're a beginner
Upgrade for overnight tent camping by the river—no equipment required
Meet your guide at the Hodenpyl Dam to begin your canoe trip down the Manistee River. Your guide gets you set up in a durable metal canoe and goes over canoeing basics, making this tour suitable for beginners.
Travel down the river passing waterfalls, swimming holes, and minor rapids along the way. Be sure to mention any preferred stops to your guide—a customizable itinerary offers plenty of choices. The river is also known for its local folklore, which is popular among visitors.
Included lunch and healthy snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.
At the end of your canoe trip, choose to camp out (extra expense), or return to the Hodenpyl Dam in a provided shuttle.