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AM Boardman Cleanup. Shumsky/Beitner

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:45 AM until 12:30 PM
Shumsky to Beitner
South of TC, MI  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lois Goldstein
231-938-9655 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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This section isn't very long - it takes about an hour to paddle if you're not looking for trash.  So it will take us about twice as long to hunt down any non-native debris.  It's the part of the Boardman that seems to get the greatest number of people tubing (as well as paddling), so it's time to get it ready for the summer season.  Hopefully the weather forecast will be warm, so if we have to get out of our boats to retrieve loose beer cans or water bottles (or flip-flops), we'll be comfortable.

After the trip, we can head to Opa's for an outdoor lunch (if anyone is interested).


Note: we plan to run the shuttle at 10 AM.  Bring your usual paddling gear and a grabber stick.  If you don't own one, I have extras - let me know if you need to borrow one.  Don't forget ropes for the bow and stern of your boat, and your PFD. I will bring a few big trash bags; please bring some small ones.


Boardman (Shumsky)

From Traverse City, head south on Keystone Road and turn left (east) on River Road. Go about 2½ miles, and turn right on Shumsky Road; take it about ½ mile to the DNR access site on the right.

From the east side of TC, get to the corner of Garfield and River Road, and head west on River Road. Go about 3 miles, and turn left on Shumsky Road; take it about ½ mile to the DNR access site on the right.

Coordinates: 44.651007,-85.590492

Map to Shumsky Access