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PM Boardman - Forks to BBL -- CANCELED

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 2:15 PM
Forks Access to Brown Bridge Landing
Traverse City, MI  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Gerald Wilgus
Susan Wilgus
Easy River
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee
This event will go on as planned, so come join us for an afternoon trip on the Boardman, only 30 minutes from downtown TC. You will marvel at the remote feeling you get without going very far from home.    
We will begin at the Forks Access, take a short break for a snack at Scheck's, and proceed downstream through the new section of the river that has replaced Brown Bridge Pond (since the dam was removed in the fall of 2012).  There is now 2.5 miles of free flowing river where we used to have a one mile slog across the sometimes-mucky pond.  Scenery is totally unique, so if you have not seen the new landscape yet, it is quite a sight to behold.  We may find some wildflowers, and perhaps wildlife sightings.  We will also paddle underneath the two newly constructed footbridges over the river, which connect the hiking trails in the Brown Bridge Quiet Area.
There are several fun riffles along the way.  It's a good place to practice maneuvering in current and practicing back ferries. 
Paddling time should be about 3 hours.  Bring your usual paddling gear, ropes for the bow and stern, a water bottle and a snack.