Paddling in September

Paddling in September

With summer winding down our thoughts move to cooler activities like orchards and football and away from activities on our waters. However, this is the time to see what they have to offer with more comfortable temperatures and less crowding.
In northern Michigan, Pictured Rocks Kayaking offers the only guided kayak tour of Pictured Rocks with an offshore launch. As we know, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the jewels of northern Michigan, and the best way to experience it is via kayak on the water.

Why should you go in September?

Great question.

The water is warm

In September the water is finally warm in the big lake which means any splashes or swims you take won’t be bone chilling.

The temperature is perfect

The dog days of summer can be hot, humid and hard on any outdoor activity. However September offers cooler temperatures making the paddle a much more enjoyable experience that doesn’t leave you sweaty and chugging water from your nalgene.

There are less people around ruining your instagram

With fall rolling in, kids are back in school and weekends are spent at tailgates, offering you more room on your kayak tour as people are opting to stay downstate. More room for you!
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a 6 hour drive from Detroit taking you through beautiful landscapes and towns, as well as across the iconic Mackinac Bridge.
Bring a camera and your adventurous spirit, because this is one activity not to be missed!
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By Blair Early

Blair, a Great Lakes Expert grew up on and around the lakes and gets on the water whenever he has a chance. Have any activities you want to see highlighted? Send an e-mail to

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