View entire discussion (3 comments) More posts from the Kayaking community. Ambiment - … Put my buddy on a nice 21 pounder, hog of a fish, water is cold! Jean Klock Beach Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Alvinia was not a stickler re time limit. Our 2020 kayaking season has come to an end. The Betsie River is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. The main river channel is stable and navigatable, but some of the sid et r … "If you love a peaceful, leisurely self-powered kayak trip, I highly recommend the trip offered by Riverside." A trip down the length of the Betsie River will include several liftovers and portages. Posted by. It is a very crooked river with many overhanging trees. One of the great things about Winter Kayaking: Having a normally busy lake all to yourself! Down the steep bank is the Betsie River. ). 9 comments. Come to northern michigan and go camping! Experience two of northern Michigan's most pristine rivers from the unique vantage point of a canoe or kayak. The Betsie River is a state designated wild and scenic natural river. Temp down around 30, fish are starting to feed more, but its still real slow. It is a winding natural river with a swift current and trees and branches to maneuver. u/Shon_t. Landed 5 and hooked many more. 1,128 were here. The 0.7-mile-long creek flows from Grass Lake to the Betsie River. Many of the most scenic and accessible stretches of river may be found in the Cadillac and Manistee Areas. The Honor Trading Post is your Michigan vacation destination, offering Platte River tubing, kayaking, and canoeing for adventurers of all ages. The upper Betsie River is a challenging adventure. Grass Lake Creek is in the southeastern area of Benzie County, south of Bendon. We stayed for a week and found lots of fun stuff to do nearby (fun bike riding, great hiking, tasty outdoor breweries and wineries, entertaining bike riding, etc.) 100% nature--without people, cottages, or traffic noise. 4.5K likes. You’ll enjoy M22 Glen Arbor with the iconic collection of M22 clothing & accessories. Betsie River has a steady, swift current to keep you moving. 9 comments. The Betsie is a protected Natural River, which limits development and preserves the natural beauty, and you will have 330 feet of natural frontage and private dock all to yourself. In partnership with Crystal Adventures and Honor Trading Post , we offer daily trips on both the Betsie River and Platte River. Enjoyed the short walk over to the Lake Michigan beach after tubing the river!" BETSIE RIVER CAMPSITE in Frankfort, Michigan; Your Up North Camping Destination I haven’t been on the water for a hatch there yet, but i have caught a couple small trout on small Adams and BWO dry flies. Posted by. Betsie River - River Road Boat Launch For other River Roads, see River Roads Fishing – Betsie River is prime for trout and salmon fishing. share. Late Summer/Fall – This is where the Betsie River shines! Nymphing and swinging streamers would seem to be the ticket. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! 212. Snowmobile, kayak rentals are nearby. This section of the Betsie River is about 5.5 miles long and it took us about 1 hour and 40 minutes to paddle which is about just right for our kids. Our lower river canoe trip is a family favorite. Photo by Cyndy Foley Paddling with Dave Foley Cadillac, my hometown, is within 50 miles of some of the best canoeing in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Had the Betsie River to ourselves! 12; Details; Jackson Jackson. You can snowmobile or kayak out the back door! In partnership with Crystal Adventures and Honor Trading Post , we offer daily trips on both the Betsie River and Platte River. Experience the beauty of the Crystal River with a kayak or canoe trip from Crystal River Outfitters – Glen Arbor’s Original Kayak Outfitter! Betsie Bay Kayak has been building high-performance Greenland-design sea kayaks since 1984. Fishing, canoeing or just enjoying nature. We will re-open early May 2021. Today, Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District includes so much more! The hard-chine, V-bottom design provides excellent tracking and edged turns while maintaining good speed and stability. For over 25 years, Crystal River Outfitters has offered canoe and kayak rentals, river trips, shopping and more! For the Platte, take the road the branches off to the right in Honor just across from the ?Marathon? I recall seeing a launch on the Betsie off US-31 just past Grace Rd. Big Manistee River River Description: The Big Manistee River is a 190 mile river running through 4 Michigan Counties. Then the bike ride back to the get the truck is an easy 3 miles on the Betsie Valley Trail. The Betsie River is a state designated wild and scenic natural river. The river averages a gradient of about 2.9 feet/mile making this great for the novice paddler. 1 day ago. gas station and just before Honor Family market. Find Out More. Northern Michigan: Take a trip out to Vacation Trailer Park in Benzonia, 45 minutes from Traverse City, for an overnight camping stay or a kayak and canoe adventure down the beautiful Betsie River "Two hour trip took a bit longer due to higher than normal winds - but still had a great time and got some serious sun! Just minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Trading Post takes care of everything you need to have the perfect day on the water. Michigan Association of Paddlesport Providers or MAPP is the greatest resource for Michigan Canoeing & Kayaking or river fun, discover your adventure. Your family can explore our 43 acres by riding your quad or dirt bike from our trailhead leading… Great Lakes Kiteboarding School. Specialties: Betsie River Canoes and Campground offers affordable camping and canoe, kayak, or tube trips down the adventurous Betsie River. Our design refinements go far beyond replica Greenland kayaks to create neutral handling characteristics and advanced safety features. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Pacific salmon, steelhead fishing in Betsie River with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. 402. ... got a new Kayak so I got that going for me lol. The 231 foot frontage of the Betsie River flowing through the property and access to state trails are the most important aspects. Kids love to be towed in a tube behind the canoe as well. We had 19 paddlers show up, although after today some of them may not be kayaking for a while. Betsie River Pines “This place was immaculate. Even some of the more experienced paddlers were having problems. Details: Chinook/King Salmon with a blue glow ladderback. Golfing – a variety of golf courses nearby. The Pine, Manistee, Pere Marquette and the Boardman, these are the streams that everyone knows about and they all carry plenty of boat traffic. The setting is also beautiful, more so than what I expected from the pictures. There is one designated portage (about 200 feet long) which is Homestead Falls. Our canoes accommodate 2–3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 children, as long as both children are under 4 1/2 feet tall, for safety reasons. Successful day of salmon fishing the betsie river. save hide report. Outdoor activities in michigan. Kayaking in early spring means a lot of trees down in the water. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8, ideal for skiing, fishing, and recreation - $190 avg/night - Thompsonville - Amenities include: Hot Tub, TV, Satellite or cable, Washer & Dryer, Children Welcome, Parking, No Smoking, Heater Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8 Minimum stay from 2 night(s) Bookable directly online - Book vacation rental 4785550 with Vrbo. From Thompsonville down to Fred’s Landing the water depth averages 2-3 feet. The Betsie River has lots of deep pools and log jams. Have fun playing in the river! Betsie River - Betsie River - Find info about paddling launch sites including directions, ammenities, & fees to plan your next paddling trip! I kayaked down the Betsie river in northern Michigan and placed my GoPro on the front, so if your looking for a peaceful video to watch, this is the one! Betsie River has a steady, swift current to keep you moving. From Thompsonville down to Fred’s Landing the water depth averages 2-3 feet. 218. Betsie River Campsite, Frankfort, MI. Paddleboard Trips. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Betsie River in Michigan! This was the first kayak trip since New Years Day with a larger group. Canoeing/kayaking – start at the cottage, end at a convenient downstream landing. and on the property itself (fire pits (wood supplied), kayaking, swimming pool, watching the Betsie River flow, listening to (and glimpsing some of the) hundreds of the birds, etc. Aug, 09, 2014 - Betsie River. This river takes skill and experience. For the Betsie, go to Homestead Dam, or off of River Road. From the Grass Lake Dam, paddle upstream on the Betsie River 0.6 miles to the slow-moving, nearly river-sized Grass Lake Creek, then upstream 0.7 miles to the 105-acre Grass Lake. 43 acres of camping along the beautiful Betsie river. ! Rent Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards on Lake Michigan. It may be the cleanest airbnb I’ve ever stayed in, and we only stay in those with a 5-star cleanliness rating. The equipment was fine, the instructions simple, and loading assistance cheerfully provided. Visit Sleeping Bear dunes, go out on Lake Michigan, Fish for gigantic salmon! in Beulah on the left hand side. Couldn't have hoped for a better experience! Betsie River. The water level is very high so some of the views are probably different than normal. The track of the Betsie River kayak and bike loop in Google Maps. There is one designated portage (about 200 feet long) which is Homestead Falls. Crystal Mountain skiing and golfing is also nearby! River Access Enjoy the view from the swing atop the bluffs, or head downstream to one of the many access points along the river. 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