G.T. Humanists Paddle Lake Dubonnet

Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground, Gonder Road, Interlochen
Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m.

Join the Grand Traverse Humanists as we paddle beautiful Lake Dubonnet! This 1000-acre lake has many secluded coves and small islands, making it perfect for exploring. It’s also a great fishing spot, so bring your gear if you’re so inclined!

Normally this time of year, we get together to paddle one of the area’s rivers, but social distancing makes shuttling together in a vehicle difficult. So we’ve chosen to paddle on a lake, where no shuttle is required.

To get to Lake Dubonnet, drive west on US 31 west of Interlochen Corners. Just after the golf course, turn right on Gonder Road and take that road all the way in to the campground, where you will find the boat launch. You will need a State Recreation Passport on your licence plate to enter. Please bring a change of clothes in a dry bag, your PFD, your own canoe or kayak and paddle, some snacks and water, and sensible water sandals/shoes (not flip flops). If it’s windy, a kayak skirt may also be desirable.

Lake Dubonnet is also the site of the 6.5-mile Lost Lake Pathway, an excellent hiking and mountain biking trail. Those who are interested may want to meet there before or after paddling for some trail adventures.

Email Linnaea at lmelcarek@gmail.com with any questions and to RSVP!




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