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Kayaking the Shiawassee
Our second trip on the Shiawassee River was a little more work. The Shiawassee River is by our house, Tony and I are trying to paddle most of it (maybe the entire thing). The problem with this river is it’s small and has a slower current. It's also not groomed as well as the more populated rivers up north. The 2nd leg of the river had tons of obstacles that we had to portage over.
We paddled the 2nd leg of the Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail. You can view the 1st leg here. We entered the river at the Fenton Mill Pond Park and ended at the DNR Lake Ponemah boat launch. This part was 3.25 miles.
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In the Boat
My Awesome Water bottle
We also took Jelly and Peanut Butter for Sandwiches, but I forgot the knife to spread them on the bread. Oops. Good thing we were not on the river very long.
Time & Conditions
The map says this trip can take 2 to 4 hours. We finished it in 3. We were awesome considering we had major pile ups. Some spots were so bad you had to get out and carry your kayak over the mess.
Type of River & How we paddled it
This part of the river was a little faster then the 1st part. The speed of the water helped with time compared to the 1st leg. We were not in a crazy hurry and relaxed most of the way.