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Arcadia is a great home base for your Northern Michigan kayaking adventure. Stay in Arcadia and enjoy the local adventure of varied waterways any time of year. Add additional days to your stay and venture out to numerous regional lakes and rivers.

In 2013 Arcadia Township installed a universally accessible kayak launch at the Grebe Park fishing pier on First Street. The launch will allow kayakers of all abilities access to inland lake kayaking on Arcadia Lake, big lake adventures on Lake Michigan, and channel access to the Arcadia Marsh Preserve. The shoreline of Arcadia on Lake Michigan also offers a unique opportunity to view shipwrecks from your kayak.

See the shipwreck map
Learn more about Arcadia’s EZ Launch dock.

The area surrounding Arcadia is abundant with beautiful waterways for whatever adventure you are seeking. The Manistee and Pine Rivers to the south, the Platte and Betsie Rivers to the north, numerous inland lakes and streams, and of course Lake Michigan. Below are links to information about many kayaking sites surrounding Arcadia:

Arcadia to Frankfort via Lake Michigan

Betsie River

Upper & Lower Herring Lake

Numerous launch sites north of Arcadia

For more information on other great waterways in Manistee County see below:

To experience river kayaking you may also want to schedule a guided kayaking trip with one of the following services:    

Riverside Canoe Trips

Manistee Paddlesport Adventures

If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent everything you will need for kayaking from any of the above listed resources.

Always consult with the National Weather Service for the Marine Forecast before planning your kayaking trip:

Safety tips for planning your kayaking trip