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Pere Marquette River.
Counts water trail 24. p 89.
Region Michigan.
Description. …fairly wide, with easy-to-negotiate turns. [Counts]
Home base. Baldwin. [Counts]
Counts recommends the 42-mile reach from Baldwin to Custer Bridge.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
http://www.visitpmriver.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pere_Marquette_River
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/pere-marquette.php
https://www.inspirock.com/united-states ... -a73994865
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_R ... higan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer,_Michigan
Baldwin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/city/baldwin#? ... le=Baldwin
Custer Bridge. https://www.getoffthecouch.info/mason/custerbridge.htm
Huron-Manistee National Forests. https://www.fs.usda.gov/hmnf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huron%E2% ... al_Forests
Gleason’s Landing. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233769
https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsin ... r%20Access
Ludington. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludington,_Michigan
https://www.ludington.mi.us/
Pere Marquette Lake. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html
Reed City. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_City,_Michigan
Walhalla Bridge. https://naturenearby.org/portfolio_page ... -walhalla/

Boardman River.
Counts water trail 25. p 95.
Region Michigan.
Counts recommends the reach from Forks Campground to Boardman Pond.
Description. …can be narrow at places, some fallen trees. [Counts]
Home Base. Traverse City. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardman_River
http://www.theboardman.org/boardman-river/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardman_ ... rdman_Lake
http://theboardman.org/
https://www.michigan.org/property/forks ... campground
https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/membe ... nd-trails/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traverse_City,_Michigan
https://www.traversecity.com/?svap=1055 ... VkQAvD_BwE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Traverse_Bay
https://www.rivercare.org/news/brown-bridge-dam-gone

Muskegon River.
Counts water trail 26. p 96.
Region Michigan.
Description. …narrow in places, some fallen trees. [Counts]
Home Base. Traverse City. [Counts]
Information. The second-longest river in Michigan. [Counts]
Location. South of MI 71…near Muskegon. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Aside. I don’t understand the phrase Forks Campground to Boardman Pond.
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskegon_River
https://muskegonriverguides.com/muskego ... shing.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskegon,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traverse_City,_Michigan
https://cadillacmichigan.com/cadillac-l ... er-bridge/
http://www.theenchantedforest.com/html/leota.html
https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/mi/clare/leota.cfm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evart,_Michigan
https://www.evart.org/our_community/riv ... ground.php
https://www.mapquest.com/us/michigan/leota-mi-283416392

Subregion Lake Michigan of Region 3 (Northwest Lower Peninsula)
Contents. Beaver Island, Old Mission Peninsula, Nordhouse Dunes / Ludington State Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Wilderness State Park.
Counts water trails 27 through 31, pp 99-121.

Beaver Island. Kayak suggested.
Counts water trail 27. p 100.
Region Michigan.
Location. Northwest Lake Michigan, offshore from Charlevoix. [Counts]
Counts suggests circumnavigation of the island.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Is ... e_Michigan)
https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPho ... higan.html
https://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=206
St James Harbor. Not found explicitly.
Charlevoix. https://www.visitcharlevoix.com/
Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve. https://www.michigan.org/property/littl ... e-preserve
Garden Island. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Island_(Michigan)

Old Mission Peninsula.
Counts water trail 28. p 102.
Region Michigan.
Description. Peninsula in the protected waters of Grand Traverse Bay. [Counts]
Home base. Traverse City. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Counts suggests a tour of Bowers Harbor.
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Mission_Peninsula_AVA
http://www.missionpointlighthouse.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Point_Light
https://www.oldmission.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Traverse_Bay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traverse_City,_Michigan
https://www.peninsulatownship.com/
http://www.grandtraverse.org/Facilities ... t-Island-8
https://www.traversecity.com/listings/power-island/444/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Island
https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/ma ... harbor.cfm
https://www.bowersharbor.com/
http://www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us/depa ... /parks_rec cannot be reached.

Nordhouse Dunes and Ludington State Park.
Counts water trail 29. p 103.
Region Michigan.
Description. Open waters of Lake Michigan. [Counts]
Location. Lake Michigan between Ludington and Manistee, off US 31. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
Big Sable River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sable_River
Manistee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistee,_Michigan
Ludington. https://www.ludington.mi.us/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludington,_Michigan
Ludington State Park.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludington_State_Park
http://www.visitludington.com/statepark/
https://stateparks.com/ludington.html
https://www.campsitereports.com/htm/cam ... p?pid=1063
Hamlin Lake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_Lake
http://www.hamlinlake.com/
Nordhouse dunes and the wilderness area. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/re ... ecid=18770
https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/membe ... al-forest/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordhouse ... Wilderness

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Counts water trail 30. p 105.
Region Michigan.
Home bases. Empire, Frankfort, Honor and Traverse City. [Counts]
Description. Open waters of Lake Michigan. [Counts]
Counts makes passing reference to the Platte River, the Crystal River and inland lakes.
Location. Northwest, Grand Traverse region, off MI 22. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts. In particular, he advises strongly against paddling between the mainland and the islands, instead using the Leland ferry.
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_ ... _Lakeshore
https://www.nps.gov/slbe/index.htm
https://www.sleepingbeardunes.com/
https://www.traversecity.com/things-to- ... Dunes%20(S)
https://www.traversecity.com/listings/s ... rail/1143/
Manitou islands. https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ ... slands.htm
https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ ... island.htm
https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ ... island.htm
The ferry. https://manitoutransit.com/
Leland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland,_Michigan
Glen Haven. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Haven,_Michigan
Empire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire,_Michigan
Frankfort. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfort,_Michigan
Honor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor,_Michigan
Traverse City. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traverse_City,_Michigan
Platte River, Platte Lake, and the Veterans’ Memorial State Forest campground.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_Ri ... ichigan%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_Lake_(Michigan)
https://www.michigan.org/property/veter ... campground
Crystal River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_River_(Michigan)
https://www.leelanauconservancy.org/nat ... ural-area/

Wilderness State Park.
Counts water trail 31. p 109.
Region Michigan.
Location. The Lake Michigan side of the tip of the Lower Peninsula.
Counts suggests tours of Big Stone Bay and Sturgeon Bay.
Home base. Mackinaw City.
Hazards are documented by Counts, in particular rough seas, depending on the winds.
References.
https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/membe ... tate-park/
https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/membe ... ails-loop/
https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/ma ... %20bay.cfm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon_Bay,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waugoshance_Point
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperance_Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinaw_City,_Michigan
Big Stone Bay. https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/ma ... %20bay.cfm
Sturgeon Bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon_Bay,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/property/sturgeon-bay-dunes
https://www.petoskeyarea.com/member-det ... bay-beach/
Mackinaw City. http://www.mackinawcity.org/
http://mackinawcity.net/?gclid=CjwKCAjw ... zoQAvD_BwE

Counts region 4. Eastern Upper Peninsula.
pp 122-163.
Contents. Les Cheneaux Islands, Drummond Island, Tahquamenon River, Two-Hearted River, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island, Hiawatha Water Trail, Fox and Manistique Rivers, Indian River, Au Train River.

Les Cheneaux Islands.
Counts water trail 32. p 125.
Region Huron.
Description. Crystal-clear water and sandy beaches. [Counts]
Skill level required. Beginner to expert, depending on the location. [Counts]
Hazards (especially travel between the islands) are documented by Counts.
Counts suggests the 75-mile Northern Lake Huron Paddle Trail from Carp River to the village of DeTour.
References. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Cheneaux_Islands
https://www.michigan.org/city/les-chene ... %20Islands
Northern Lake Huron Paddle Trail. http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/trai ... tv&ctid=53
Government Island. http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/loca ... av&aid=813
Cedarville. https://www.michigan.org/city/cedarvill ... Cedarville
DeTour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeTour_Village,_Michigan
Hiawatha National Forest. Located in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan; the supervisor’s office is in Gladstone. https://www.nationalforests.org/our-for ... nal-forest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiawatha_National_Forest
https://www.michigan.org/property/hiawa ... nal-forest
http://www.ohranger.com/hiawatha-natl-f ... wilderness

Drummond Island.
Counts water trail 33. p 127.
Region Huron.
Location. The eastern Upper Peninsula, about 30 miles east of the Mackinac Bridge. [Counts]
Description. Crystal-clear water; look for limestone escarpments. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Counts recommends a trip to the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Home base. Drummond Island.
References.
Drummond Island. https://www.visitdrummondisland.com/
https://www.michigan.org/city/drummond- ... d%20Island
Potagannissing Bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potagannissing_Bay
Lake Superior State Forest and campground.
https://stateparks.com/lake_superior_st ... higan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Supe ... ate_Forest
https://www.michigan.org/property/lake- ... campground
Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/harbor_island/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_Is ... ife_Refuge

Tahquamenon River.
Counts water trail 34. p 130.
Region Superior.
Description. Fairly slow-moving river, dark, deep tea-colored water. [Counts]
Home bases. Paradise and Newberry. [Counts]
Counts suggests the 65-mile (4 to 6 day) reach from Dollarville to Lake Superior.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
Paradise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/city/paradise# ... e=Paradise
Newberry. Located toward the east end of the Upper Peninsula. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry,_Michigan
http://www.exploringthenorth.com/newberry/map.html
https://www.newberrychamber.net/
The Tahquamenon River, etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahquamenon_River
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahquamenon_Falls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahquamen ... State_Park
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/tahquamenon.php
http://www.rivers.gov/rivers/tahquamenon.php
https://www.stateparks.com/tahquamenon_ ... higan.html
https://scenicusa.net/071610.html
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/mich ... enon-falls
Dollarville. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollarville,_Michigan
Dollarville Dam. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html
Dollarville Flooding.
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications ... MA_map.pdf
Sixteen Creek State Forest Campground. Not listed at https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtr ... .aspx#list
Natalie State Forest Campground.
https://www.michigan.org/property/natal ... campground
McPhee’s Landing. https://www.mapquest.com/us/michigan/mc ... -405622049
Betty B Landing. https://roadsidethoughts.com/mi/betty-b ... rofile.htm
Slater’s Landing. The entry is excessively long.
Tahquamenon State Park includes the Upper and the Lower Falls.
https://www.michigan.org/property/tahqu ... state-park
Whitefish Bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitefish_Bay
http://www.thewoodscanoerental.net/services.html

Two-Hearted River.
Counts water trail 35. p 133.
Region Superior.
Description. Tea-colored water, fairly wide, some fallen logs. [Counts]
Location. The eastern upper peninsula, north of Newberry. [Counts]
Counts recommends the reach from Reed-Green beach campground to Lake Superior.
Home base. Rainbow Lodge.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
The Two Hearted River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Hearted_River
http://www.explorem123.com/points-of-in ... ted-river/
https://www.michigan-sportsman.com/foru ... mp.325593/
Reed-Green bridge campground. https://www.michigan.org/property/reed- ... campground
Newberry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry,_Michigan
http://www.exploringthenorth.com/newberry/map.html
https://www.newberrychamber.net/

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Counts water trail 36. p 134.
Region Superior.
Note. The waters of Lake Superior are quite cold; those in Grand Marais Harbor are warmer. [Counts]
Counts recommends the 40-mile reach (4 to 6 days) from Munising to Grand Marais.
Hazards are documented by Counts. In particular, those paddling along the 15-mile Pictured Rocks shoreline should have self-rescue skills because much of the shoreline is pure rock.
Inland lakes. Counts suggests Grand Sable Lake and Little Beaver Lake.
References.
https://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictured_ ... _Lakeshore
https://www.michigan.org/property/pictu ... -lakeshore
https://www.munising.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munising,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/city/munising# ... e=Munising
https://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/
http://grandislandup.com/
https://www.michigan.org/property/grand ... -and-dunes
https://www.michigan.org/property/twelv ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/property/hurri ... campground
https://www.nps.gov/piro/learn/historyc ... tation.htm
https://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/
https://www.tpl.org/our-work/grand-marais-harbor-park
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blind-Su ... 5532133632
https://www.michigan.org/property/blind ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/property/blind ... campground
https://www.google.com/search?q=grand+s ... e&ie=UTF-8
https://www.michigan.org/property/north ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/property/south ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/property/ross- ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/property/cusin ... campground
Grand Sable Lake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Sable_Lake
Little Beaver Lake campground. https://www.michigan.org/property/littl ... campground
https://thedyrt.com/camping/michigan/mi ... campground

Grand Island.
Counts water trail 37. p 141.
Region Superior.
Location. Central Upper Peninsula, north of MI 28. [Counts]
Caution. Lake Superior waters are clear and cold, about 40-50 degrees in the summer. [Counts].
Home base. Munising.
Counts suggests
1. The 27-mile circumnavigation of the island (an extended trip).
2. Day trips around Murray Bay and the Mather Beach area.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
http://grandislandup.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Island_North_Light etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munising,_Michigan
William’s landing. Not found.
Flat Rock campsite. The correct one was not found.
Cobble Cove campground. https://mapcarta.com/ChIJ9Z05wxbzTk0RqyXi65CLoLI
Trout Bay. https://www.bivy.com/adventures/us/mich ... 1339627520
Sand Point. https://www.michigan.org/property/sand-point-beach
Murray Bay campsite.
https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... and-island
https://www.bivy.com/adventures/us/mich ... 5911761920
Driftwood campsite.
https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... and-island
Mather beach?
https://books.google.ca/books?id=4_pI6A ... n.&f=false

The Hiawatha Water Trail.
Counts water trail 38. p 142.
Region Superior.
Caution. Lake Superior waters are clear and cold, about 40-50 degrees in the summer. [Counts]
Equipment. Counts recommends a sea kayak and self-rescue gear.
Home bases. Big Bay, Marquette, Munising and Grand Marais. [Counts].
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Counts recommends the 120-mile (10 to 15 day) reach from Big Bay to Grand Marais.
References.
http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/trai ... cv&cid=122
https://www.hiawathawatertrail.org/
https://noquetrails.org/hiawatha/
https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/trave ... -michigan/
https://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/vis ... -kayaking/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bay,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquette,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munising,_Michigan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Marais,_Michigan

Fox River and Manistique River.
Counts water trail 39. p 146.
Region Michigan.
Location. The central Upper Peninsula. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts. In particular, the upper portions are choked by fallen trees.
Counts recommends the 45-mile reach (two-three day) reach from Germfask to the Merwin Creek campground.

References.
Germfask. https://www.michigan.org/city/germfask# ... e=Germfask
Merwin Creek campground.
https://www.campendium.com/merwin-creek-campground
https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/ParksandTr ... &type=SFCG
https://thedyrt.com/camping/michigan/mi ... campground
https://www.go-michigan.com/Merwin-Cree ... ampground/

References for the Fox River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_River_(Michigan)
https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html
https://www.michigan.org/property/fox-r ... campground
https://www.michigan.org/city/germfask# ... e=Germfask
https://www.michigan.org/city/seney#?c= ... itle=Seney
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique_River
Not the Fox River in Wisconsin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_River ... _tributary)

References for the Manistique River and Manistique Lake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique_River
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique,_Michigan
https://www.epa.gov/great-lakes-aocs/ab ... -river-aoc
http://www.exploringthenorth.com/manist ... stmap.html
https://www.campendium.com/mead-creek-campground
https://www.michigan.org/city/seney#?c= ... itle=Seney
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seney_Nat ... ife_Refuge
http://www.stateparks.com/lake_superior ... higan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique_Lakes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistiqu ... tique_Lake
https://www.michigan.org/city/manistee
https://www.michigan.org/property/mead- ... ampgrround
https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtr ... &type=SFCG

Indian River.
Counts water trail 40. p 150.
Region Michigan.
Description. A classic stream in the Upper Peninsula, with tea-colored water. [Counts]
Location. The river flows into Lake Michigan (west of course the Straits of Mackinac).
Counts recommends the 30-mile reach from Fish Lake to Eight-mile Lake.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
https://www.fishweb.com/maps/schoolcraf ... index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcra ... ,_Michigan
The settlement of Indian River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_River,_Michigan
Indian River. Not the waterway in Cheboygan County. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ri ... llett_Lake)
Indian Lake State Park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_La ... _(Michigan)
Munising. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munising,_Michigan
Delias Run. https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/ma ... %20run.cfm
Widewaters campground. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234662
Indian River campgrounds. https://indianrivercampground.com/
https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regio ... round-3790
Doe Lake. It is unclear whether Counts refers to the one in Alger County or to the one in Iron County.
Thunder Lake Road. I found nothing but ads.
Fish Lake. I found nothing worth posting.
Eight-Mile Lake. I found nothing relevant.

Au Train River.
Counts water trail 41. p 152.
Region Superior.
Location. The central Upper Peninsula, north of MI 28. [Counts]
Information. The river flows out of Au Train Lake, winds around and enters Lake Superior at Au Train Beach. Counts documents the full reach.
Home Base. Au Train.
Caution. Lake Superior waters are clear and cold, about 40-50 degrees in the summer. [Counts].
References.
https://www.michigan.org/city/au-train# ... Au%20Train
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_Train_River
https://livetheup.com/au-train-lake-map
https://www.michigan.org/property/autra ... campground
https://www.paddlingmichigan.com/lodgin ... ampground/
https://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm
https://www.michigan.org/property/pictu ... -lakeshore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictured_ ... _Lakeshore

Counts region 5. Western Upper Peninsula.
pp 164-189.
Contents. The Keweenaw Peninsula, Isle Royale National Park, Craig Lake, Paint River, Brule River, Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area, and Ontonagon River.

The Keweenaw Peninsula.
Counts water trail 42. p 166.
Region Superior.
Location. The western Upper Peninsula, north of MI 28, on MI 41. [Counts]
Caution. Lake Superior waters are clear and cold, about 40-50 degrees in the summer. [Counts]
Home bases. Copper Harbor and Houghton-Hancock. [Counts].
Counts recommends the 100-mile (6-8 day) reach around the tip of the peninsula.
The adventurous can make the trip to Manitou Island on the northeastern tip of the peninsula.
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Waterway
https://www.michigan.org/property/keweenaw-water-trail
http://kwta.org/
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kewee ... 88.4481812
http://www.paddlelakesuperior.org/about-the-trail/
http://www.exploringthenorth.com/chassell/watermap.html
https://www.keweenaw.info/recreation/gr ... ent-angle/
https://www.keweenawadventure.com/sea-k ... ail-tours/
http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/trai ... cv&cid=118
Houghton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houghton,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/city/houghton# ... e=Houghton
Houghton Waterfront Park. http://cityofhoughton.com/rec-water.php
Hancock. Settlement and campground. http://www.cityofhancock.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock,_Michigan
https://www.michigan.org/city/houghton# ... e=Houghton
Copper Harbor. http://www.copperharbor.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Harbor,_Michigan

Isle Royale National Park.
Counts water trail 43. p 169.
Region Superior.
Coverage. I refer the reader to the Hillstrom entry for URLs regarding the park.
Description. Coves and harbors around the island in Lake Superior, and inland lakes. [Counts]
Counts suggests day tours near Rock Harbor Lodge.
Hazards are documented by Counts. The north shore is especially dangerous; circumnavigation of the island is for experts only.
Other information is provided in the both the Hillstrom and Counts book.
An example. Kayaks are necessary on Lake Superior but canoes are better on the lakes and rivers.
References.
Perhaps only for the moment, I refer the reader to the entries that I provided for the Hillstrom book. The following and perhaps others are mentioned by Counts.
Daisy farm campground. https://thedyrt.com/camping/michigan/daisy-farm
https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... campground
Lac Labelle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac_La_Belle,_Michigan
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_R ... higan.html
Lake Richie campground. https://thedyrt.com/camping/michigan/lake-ritchie
https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... campground
McCargo Cove. https://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=3041
Moskey Basin campground. https://thedyrt.com/camping/michigan/moskey-basin
http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/loca ... av&aid=436
Rock Harbor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Harbor_(Michigan)
Rock Harbor Lodge. https://www.rockharborlodge.com/
Tobin Harbor trail. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/700 ... rbor-trail
Todd Harbor campground. https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... campground

Craig Lake and Craig Lake State Park.
Counts water trail 44. p 174.
Region Superior, from the following https://www.google.com/maps/place/Craig ... 88.1863452
Description. A chain of lakes in a wilderness area. [Counts].
Location. Between Houghton and Marquette. Craig Lake lies to the west of the Baraga-Marquette county line, the state park mostly to the west of it.
Counts suggests day trips on Craig Lake.
Home bases. L’Anse and Ishpeming.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
Craig Lake and Claire Lake. My web search found nothing explicit for either.
Craig Lake State Park is located at the south end of Craig Lake.
https://www.michigan.org/property/craig-lake-state-park
L’Anse, settlement and township.
https://www.michigan.org/city/lanse#?c= ... itle=Lanse
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Anse_ ... ,_Michigan
Ishpeming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishpeming,_Michigan
Crooked Lake. Not the one in Emmet County.
Keewaydin Lake. https://www.baragacounty.org/member-det ... ydin-lake/
https://www.fishweb.com/maps/baraga/cra ... index.html

Paint River.
Counts water trail 45. p 176.
Region Michigan (because the Paint is a tributary of the Menominee River). [Hillstrom].
Location. Central Iron County. [Hillstrom]
Home base. Iron River.
Description. Wide, clear, like a western trout stream. [Counts]
Counts recommends the reach from Gibbs City to Block House.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
References.
Paint River. https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/paint.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_River
https://paddling.com/paddle/trips/paint-river-michigan/
Paint River Landing. http://paintriverlanding.com/
Paint River Forks USFS campground. https://www.michigan.org/property/paint ... campground
Ottawa National Forest. https://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa/
https://www.nationalforests.org/our-for ... nal-forest
Copper Country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Country
Copper Country National Forest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Co ... ate_Forest
Gibbs City is a ghost town, not somebody’s idea of a joke.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbs_City,_Michigan
Block House USFS campground. https://www.michigan.org/property/block ... campground
Hemlock Rapids. https://www.americanwhitewater.org/cont ... il/id/938/
Erickson’s Landing. https://paddling.com/paddle/locations/e ... 36&zoom=14
Crystal Falls Dam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_F ... ower_Plant
Crystal Falls. http://www.crystalfalls.org/
Bewabic State Park. https://www.michigan.org/property/bewabic-state-park
Iron River (the river). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Rive ... ,_Michigan)
Iron River (the settlement). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_River,_Michigan

Brule River.
Counts water trail 46. p 179.
Region Michigan.
Description. Wide, easy paddling. [Counts]
Location. The western part of the Upper Peninsula.
Home Base. Iron River.
Counts recommends the reach from MI 89 to Pentoga Bridge.
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Other information. The Brule River is a 53 mile (84 km) long river in the US states of Michigan and Wisconsin. Nearly the entire course forms a portion of the boundary between the two states. The Brule begins at Brule Lake, just inside the Michigan border. It winds east to form the Menominee River and on into Lake Michigan. [Wikipedia, paraphrased].
References.
https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/Lake ... bic=704400
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/bruleRiver/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_River
http://www.wisconsintrailguide.com/padd ... river.html
https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/Lake ... page=facts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_Lak ... -Wisconsin)
https://www.rei.com/campgrounds/camp/11 ... campground
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentoga,_Michigan
Pentoga bridge. https://bridgereports.com/1251066
https://historicbridges.org/bridges/bro ... rryavenue/
Washburn bridge. https://books.google.ca/books?id=HIF1Dw ... an&f=false
Iron River (the river). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Rive ... ,_Michigan)
Iron River (the settlement). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_River,_Michigan

Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area.
Counts water trail 47. p 181.
Region Michigan.
Description. A chain of 12 lakes, with warm water. [Counts]
Location. Western Upper Peninsula, off US 2. [Counts]
Home base. Watersmeet. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Counts suggests day trips on Clark Lake and Crooked Lake.
References.
https://www.michigan.org/property/sylva ... ation-area
https://www.michigan.org/property/ottaw ... nal-forest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvania_Wilderness
http://www.sylvaniawildernesscabins.com/page04.html
https://www.explorewesternup.com/things ... ilderness/
http://canoeing.com/destinations/sylvania-wilderness/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watersmeet,_Michigan
Clark Lake. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ottawa/ ... ecid=12332
Clark Lake and Loon Lake. http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... loon-lakes
Crooked Lake. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ottawa/ ... ecid=12331 ; not the one whose waters flow into Little Traverse Bay.

Ontonagan River.
Counts water trail 48. p 184.
Region Superior.
Description. Starts narrow, but widens. [Counts]
Home base. Watersmeet. [Counts]
Hazards are documented by Counts.
Other information. Counts recommends against the south and east branches, expresses reservations regarding the mainstream, but recommends the middle branch.
References, many provided also for Hillstrom entry (above).
Ontonagon River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontonagon_River
https://www.waterfallsofthekeweenaw.com ... gon-river/
http://theenchantedforest.com/MichiganP ... river.html
Settlements, etc.
Ontonagon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontonagon,_Michigan
Rockland. https://www.michigan.org/city/rockland# ... e=Rockland
Greenland. https://www.michigan.org/city/greenland ... =Greenland
Mass City. https://www.michigan.org/city/mass-city ... ass%20City
Ewen. https://www.michigan.org/city/ewen#?c=4 ... title=Ewen
Bruce Crossing. https://www.michigan.org/city/bruce-cro ... 20Crossing
Watersmeet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watersmeet,_Michigan
Burned Dam campground. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ottawa/ ... ecid=12335
Bond Falls. https://www.michigan.org/property/bond- ... cenic-site
https://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/bond.shtml

Counts region 6. Wisconsin.

The Apostle Islands.
Counts water trail 49. p 190.
Description. A chain of 21 islands in Lake Superior…not a place for casual recreational paddlers. [Counts]
Location. Northern Wisconsin, north of US 2. [Counts]
Counts suggests day trips to sea coves and islands.
Hazards are documented by Counts, especially many open-water crossings.
References.
The Apostle Islands and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
https://www.nps.gov/apis/index.htm
https://www.nps.gov/apis/planyourvisit/index.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostle_I ... _Lakeshore
https://www.google.com/search?q=Apostle ... hd:;si:;mv:[[47.47893823049846,-89.42220179921878],[46.40639045553641,-92.02046840078128],null,[46.94535043140386,-90.72133510000003],9]
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1NH ... IVPk0PE;mv:[[47.095664299999996,-90.53957190000001],[46.794613299999995,-90.9030983]]
Ashland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland,_Wisconsin
Bayfield. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayfield,_Wisconsin

Two Michigan Rivers
noted by Counts, pp 195-196.

1. The Presque Isle River.
…the toughest river to paddle in Michigan due to the numerous white-water rapids and the lack of access in the event of an emergency. … a 20-mile trip for those with the expertise to paddle it. [Counts]
For comparison, an exciting whitewater run that runs through a gorgeous section of Michigan north-country. [Hillstrom].
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_River
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/presque-isle.php
https://www.porcupineup.com/presque-isl ... aterfalls/
https://www.americanwhitewater.org/cont ... il/id/940/
https://www.waterfallsofthekeweenaw.com ... ota-falls/
https://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/ ... alls-13223
https://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/ ... alls-13237
Marenisco. http://marenisco.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marenisco,_Michigan
Wakefield. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakefield,_Michigan
Porcupine Mountains State Park. https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtr ... PRK&id=426
https://www.michigan.org/property/porcu ... state-park
Ottawa National Forest. https://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa/

2. The Menominee River.
The upper portion is filled with rapids and dams and should only be considered only by experts. [Counts].
One last time. Most of the river is shared by Michigan and Wisconsin.
References.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menominee_River
https://www.americanrivers.org/endanger ... ver-mi-wi/
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/menominee/
https://www.wisconsinrivertrips.com/seg ... inee-river
https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/Lake ... bic=647300
https://naturalatlas.com/waterfalls/lit ... ls-1809864
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfall ... orge.shtml
https://upper-michigan.com/piers-gorge/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Mountain,_Michigan

Addendum. The Kalamazoo River
is mentioned by neither Hillstrom nor Counts.
Primary reference. http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/trai ... cv&cid=269
Other waters shown at this URL appear to be of little interest to paddlers.
Lesser references.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamazoo_River
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kalam ... -86.066533
https://www.kalamazoocity.org/
https://www.michigan.org/city/kalamazoo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Creek,_Michigan

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