Upper Peninsula River Trips / Canoe / Kayaking, Upper Peninsula Canoe Kayak Outfitters, UP Canoeing and Kayaking, UP River Trips
Upper Peninsula Outfitters: UP Canoeing and Kayaking River Trips, Upper Peninsula Campgrounds, UP Cabin Rentals, & Fishing. We are your Upper Peninsula source for outdoor recreation. Contact us year-round at 906-586-9801 (8am - 8pm) or northland.up@gmail.com. Open May 1 thru October 15.
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Upper Peninsula River Trips

Great UP River Trips
People of all ages (pets too!) will enjoy a relaxing trip in a canoe or kayak down one of our beautiful rivers. Choose from day trips as short as 1 hour to overnight trips from 2 to 7 days. These canoe and kayak trips down the Fox or Manistique Rivers are perfect for those wishing to get away from it all. We invite you to call us with any questions about these trips. Check out our Outfitters Store for all you river-trip needs. We are also a licensed Old Town Canoe and Kayak retailer. 

We invite you to also visit our Upper Peninsula Campground page for a great U.P. Camping experience.
"I have had the fortunate pleasure of hooking, playing, and landing great fish from Michigan to Florida and Hawaii, some that pushed 40 lbs...the brookie stands out among all the rest as my personal favorite."—Wayne Dedyne

Upper Peninsula River Trips - Canoeing & Kayaking

Day Trips
We invite you to call us with any questions about these UP Canoeing and Kayaking trips. Check out our Outfitters Store for all you river-trip needs.
We are also a licensed Old Town Canoe and Kayak retailer and your Upper Peninsula Canoe Kayak Outfitter.
2 1/2 Hour Manistique River - Ten Curves Trip
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This river trip, covering a beautiful secluded 10 mile stretch of the Manistique River, is a favorite of both fishermen and recreational paddlers. Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, and even an occasional Brook Trout are among the species in these waters, which drain from Big Manistique Lake. Wildlife await the keen eyed and quiet paddler. Sandy beaches along the way make a great spots for a picnic or a swim on a hot day.

Click here to view printable Manistique River Map.
1 Hour Manistique River - Parkside Trip
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Our shortest river trip is a good option for those who have limited time or may be introducing youngsters to kayaking.  You get the beauty and seclusion of the Manistique River without having to paddle too far.

Click here to view printable Manistique River Map.
4 Hour Seney Wildlife Refuge Canoe or Kayak Trip
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Our most popular trip, on the Manistique River through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, is a fun and educational family activity. Suitable for all skill levels, it's a favorite of birders, and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. In the Refuge you'll experience U.P. nature at its finest - no roads, houses, or power lines to spoil your wilderness adventure. Enjoy this wonderful tour of the Seney Wildlife Refuge where wildlife abounds.

Click here to view printable Manistique River Map.
One Day on the Fox River
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If you want to get a taste of the Fox River (and its prized Brook Trout) but can't spend two days and a night doing it, we do offer a one-day option on a more accessible section. We drop you off at the Fox River State Forest Campground northwest of Seney, then pick you up at the end of the day at the Seney Township Campground. You'll spend about 4 hours paddling and the rest of the time fishing. Like the lower Fox, this section is tag-alder lined and has dead fall to negotiate so it requires good paddling skills, but it is still relatively remote and is the source of some of the largest trophy Brookies we've seen. Our longest trips combine the Fox and Manistique Rivers and can last 6 or 7 days

Click here to view printable Map. Trip begins at point A and ends at point B.

Click here to view printable Map.

Overnight Trips
We invite you to call us with any questions about these trips. Check out our Outfitters Store for all you river-trip needs.
We are also a licensed Old Town Canoe and Kayak retailer.


Fox River Canoeing & Fishing Trip
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The legendary Fox River, made famous by Ernest Hemingway, is a wilderness adventure for the avid fisherman and experienced paddler. Numerous dead falls in this wild and natural river makes it tough canoeing but good fishing. Overnight fishing trips can take from 1 to 3 nights.

Click here to view printable Map.  Trip begins at point A or B and ends at point F.
Overnight Trips on the Manistique River
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For those who want more than a day trip, we also offer excursions that can last anywhere from 2 to 7 days. The Manistique River starts at Manistique Lake and flows southwesterly more than 70 miles emptying into Lake Michigan at the city of Manistique. There will be a few cabins here and there along the way but most of this stretch is wilderness. It's one of the longest, undeveloped stretches of river still left in Michigan and is suitable for paddlers of all skill levels. Many families, scout, and church groups enjoy this trip.

Click here to view printable Map.
Trip begins at point F and we pick you up at point H, I, or J.
Create your own Adventure

Northland Outfitters invites you to create your own UP Adventure.  Rent our boat “to go” and take it to your favorite stream or fishing spot, or park it on the beach at your cabin or resort for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the Big Island Lake Wilderness or any of the scores of other lakes and rivers in our area. Daily and weekly rates are available.
Rates for Canoe and Kayak Rental (includes paddles and life jackets)

Ten Curves River Trips (2½ hours – transportation included)
Canoe (2 person) - $40 (additional person 8 or older - $8)
Kayak (1 person) - $28
Kayak (2 person) - $40

Parkside River Trips (1 hour – transportation included)
Canoe (2 person) - $35 (additional person 8 or older - $8)
Kayak (1 person) - $23
Kayak (2 person) - $35

Seney Refuge River Trips (4 hours – transportation included)

Canoe (2 person) - $50 (additional person 8 or older - $8)
Kayak (1 person) - $38
Kayak (2 person) - $50

Fox River Trips & Multi-Day Rental (transportation not included*)

Aluminum canoe - $45 per day
Old Town canoe - $50 per day
Kayak (1 person) - $38 per day
Kayak (2 person) - $50 per day

*Cost of transportation (if needed) varies depending on pick-up and/or drop-off points.
Roof racks available free of charge if needed.

Rates for Transportation (for paddlers with their own boats)

Ten Curves River Trip (2½ hours)

Piggy-back - $10 per boat
Non piggy-back - $20 plus $5 per boat

Parkside River Trip (1 hour)
Piggy-back - $10 per boat
Non piggy-back - $15 plus $5 per boat

Seney Refuge River Trip (4 hours)
Piggy-back - $10 per boat
Non piggy-back - $30 plus $5 per boat

For other destinations, please check with Northland Outfitters staff.

Launch Times
Ten Curves & Parkside River Trips launch between 9am & 4pm.
Seney Refuge River Trips launch between 9am & 2:30pm.
Call for extended launch times between Memorial Day Weekend & Labor Day (more daylight!).