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Afternoon Main AuSable River

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:00 PM
Grayling to Stephan Bridge
Grayling, MI  
Lois Goldstein
Easy River
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Our trip on the AuSable will begin in Grayling and end at Stephan Bridge.  It's a perfect intro to river paddling, and should be a fun experience for canoeists and kayakers of all abilities. 


In the summertime, the AuSable is filled with rental canoes, but on a weekday in early autumn, we will have it mostly to ourselves.  We may meet some people fishing along the way, but otherwise, it should be a peaceful float, with good opportunities for wildlife sightings.  There will likely be some awesome fall color too!  

We will begin by meeting at noon at Dawson and Stevens restaurant in Grayling for lunch.  Then we'll head over to Penrod's, drop off our boats and gear, and then run the shuttle.  See for driving directions.


The river distance is 13 miles and the paddling time should be less than 4 hours.  Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring along a dry bag with extra clothes.