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Manistee - 131 to Baxter
June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM until 5:15 PM
US-131 to Baxter Bridge
S. of Fife Lake to Kingsley , MI
is closed - Event is full
We will meet in the afternoon at 1:00 PM. The trip should take about four hours. Don't forget to pack your usual paddling gear, plus snacks. The shuttle will take place at 1:15.
This is one of the prettiest sections of the Big Manistee, with majestic scenery on both sides. We will pass below the North Country National Scenic Trail. There is little development along the banks, and the views of the hills surrounding the river should be truly spectacular. The Manistee River is almost 100 feet wide in this section.
Manistee River (US-131)
Head southeast of TC via Supply Road or M-113, and turn right (south) on US-131. About 2.5 miles south of the intersection of 113 and 131, you will approach the roadside rest area just north of the Manistee River on the east (left) side of the highway. Drive into the rest area, and follow the signs to the river access at the south end of the parking area. Please do not block the access while we are unloading boats and gear.
Map to US-131 Access