Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.
660 Hannah Ave., Traverse City
Join the Grand Traverse Humanists as they paddle the lower Boardman River! We’ll begin at Hull Park, go downstream to the mouth of West Bay, then paddle back up to our starting point. The lower Boardman is an urban trip that winds through the heart of Traverse City. Paddling this stretch of river gives you a new perspective on the city! Viewing new development and recently re-done bridges from this vantage point will be a highlight of the trip. You’ll be accompanied by trip leader Linnaea, who has spent many hours paddling this river.
There will be one portage at Union Street Dam, and a couple tight spots at Front Street bridge and the fish weir where careful control of your craft will be necessary. Otherwise the trip is easy with no obstacles and slow current. We recommend wearing good river shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. It’s required to have a PFD with you in the boat. You’ll be responsible for bringing your own boat, paddle, and whatever else you might need for the trip. If we feel like it, there is an option to make a stop at Union Street Dam or in the Warehouse District to get food.