Short Trip:   This three mile stretch of the river is very scenic! Being slow moving and with very few obstacles, this short trip is great for inexperienced paddlers, or families with young children. It is our easiest and shortest trip. You start at the Dollarville Dam, and end at the Logging Museum. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to explore this area of the river in a canoe, but take as long as you like.

CANOE/Tandem Kayak $50(Weight limit 500 lbs) KAYAK $35(Weight limit 250 lbs)

To avoid disappointment, please call us in advance to schedule your trip.
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Short Trips     

Pets Welcome

U-Take Available

Canoe & Kayak Trips On the Beautiful
Tahquamenon River

( See Tahquamenon River trail map below )

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CANOE/Tandem Kayak $55(Weight limit 500 lbs.)  KAYAK $40(Weight limit 250 lbs.)


To avoid disappointment, please call us in advance to schedule your trip.
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A Michigan "recreational passport" on your vehicle may be required for "Trip A".

Trip A:   There is a very slow current that will gently help you along as you paddle down this 6 1/2 mile stretch of river. This area of the river has a few trees in the water to maneuver around, so you will have to be on the lookout for these to prevent a tip over. Your trip should take about 2 1/2 to 4 hours, but may take all day (that's up to you). You start at the M-123 bridge north of Newberry, and end up at McPhee's Landing. A fun family trip! 

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Tahquamenon River Canoe & Kayak Trips, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Located 12 miles north of Newberry, 10 miles west of Upper Tahquamenon Falls, at 19184 M-123 

 in northern Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula  NOTE: IF YOU USE GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS MAKE SURE


Phone:906-203-7624 OPEN 7 DAYS                                 

Hello fellow paddlers, 
Come visit us at The Woods for a day of family adventure on the Tahquamenon River! We're located on M-123 (Tahquamenon Falls Road) in northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula between Newberry and Paradise, just 10 miles west of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls and 13 miles north of Newberry. This year we are offering two trips - Trip "A", and the "Short Trip".  Since the Tahquamenon River is a slow moving river, both of these trips are easy paddling for all ages, and are great for beginners - but we do recommend the "Short Trip" for younger children.  Included in our trips is delivery of all needed equipment(life jackets, and paddles) spotting of your vehicle at the end point, and a shuttle service back to the start.

Approximately 95 miles long, the Tahquamenon River starts as a narrow trout stream. Fed by numerous tributaries, it eventually becomes a large, and stately river. The scenery along the Tahqumenon is among the most beautiful you will ever see, and it supports an abundance of wildlife. Beaver, mink, otter, deer, bear, moose, wolves, bald eagles, blue herons, sandhill cranes, and a variety of other animals are regularly seen in the area. For fishermen there are many types of fish found in these waters - including perch, walleye, northern pike, musky, bass, brook trout, and various panfish.

To avoid disappointment we recommend that you call us at least 24 hours ahead of time for availability. If you would like more information about our trips, or if you would like to reserve a canoe or kayak, please give us a call at (906) 203-7624
                                                                         Sincerely,   Ken Orlang 

We got a video of this young moose as he visited us on the Fourth of July, 2011 at 7:30 in the morning. Later in the morning he was seen leading a procession of cars down M-123 as he walked casually down the shoulder of the road.

We are closed for the season. Hope to see you in 2003!

Important! We recommend calling in advance to avoid disappointment.