Get some paddling in this summer on the Shiawassee River.

In December of 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources declared the Shiawassee River a State Water Trail. Then, on October 22nd, 2020, the United States National Park Service declared it a National Water Trail. It is safe to say that the Shiawassee River is a great place to get outside and enjoy some nature right here in our backyard.

There are several organizations in the area that are working to promote and maintain the Shiawassee River and have several events planned for this year. Those events include cleanup days, the Shiawassee Riverfest, moonlight paddles, and more.

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The groups that are dedicated to the Shiawassee River are:

  • Keepers of the Shiawassee River
  • Headwaters Trails
  • Friends of the Shiawassee River
  • Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition

With many people looking to the great outdoors of Michigan for entertainment this summer, here are some of the events for Michiganders to check out on the Shiawassee River.

  • May 2021
    • May 22nd - Shiawassee River cleanup - 9 am
    • May 23rd - Shiawassee River cleanup day two - 9 am
    • May 27th - Keepers Moonlight Paddle on Lobdell Lake - 7 pm
  • June 2021
    • June 24th - Keepers Moonlight Paddle at the Fenton Mill Pond - 7 pm
    • Fenton river cleanup - details TBA
  • July 2021
    • July 16th through July 18th - Shiawassee Riverfest and the Linden 150th Celebration
    • July 22nd - Keepers Moonlight Paddle at Linden Mill Pond - 7 pm
    • Invasive Species Paddle - details TBA
  • August 2021
    • August 19th - Keepers Moonlight Paddle on Lobdell Lake - 7 pm
  • September 2021
    • September 16th - Keepers Moonlight Paddle at Linden Mill Pond - 6 pm
    • Weekend Afternoon Paddle - details TBA

To see a complete list of events and meetings, click here.

Source: TCTimes

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