Great Getaways: Winter Kayaking – AuSable River, MI

Great Getaways: Winter Kayaking – AuSable River, MI

from Great Getaways #7725 “Tip-Up Town USA” Houghton Lake, Michigan
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The South Branch of the AuSable River is world renowned for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Only about 1 percent of the summer kayakers will take the trip in the winter. When the wind blows puffs of powdery white snow are sent off of the trees and turns the river into a magical place. So much has been written on this river that pertains to the warmer months but very little is said about the winter time. It is truly a great experience. We advise recreational kayakers that if you would like to try some winter kayaking to get ready for chill paddling by getting: a spray skirt, a change of clothes and a paddling partner.


  1. wkdravenna on January 27, 2020 at 8:53 am

    They are so brave.

  2. Lewis Tours Videos on January 27, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for posting! Cool to see the river in winter! I thought I was the only one that went winter kayaking!

  3. Explorer Mike on January 27, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Am I missing something, or are the two girls with the red Jacket and white jacket not wearing life preservers? I can’t imagine it could be so.

  4. George Oosterhous on January 27, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Great way to spend a winter afternoon!

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