Master miles and miles of winding waters via tube, kayak, canoe or paddle board in Isabella County. The fresh water Chippewa River is perfect for a leisurely trip downstream with friends and family. Float, paddle, or walk; whichever you prefer, it’s up to you! Not only will you experience the tranquility of nature, but you may even spot a bald eagle and other wildlife around the bend.
Flowing at low speeds with little to no rapids, makes the Chippewa the perfect place for a float. Trips can range from 30 minutes to a few hours where you will go through a variety of scenery from wooded areas to neighborhood parks!
Canoe / Kayak / Paddle
Pick up the pace (or not) with a trip down the Chipp’ via canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. Canoe and kayak groups range from two people to large parties, with two canoe/kayak liveries there’s enough fun for everyone!
Just a step off the Chippewa River to find yourself in one of the three beautiful County Parks, Deerfield Nature Park, Meridian Park, or Majeske Landing. These parks offer opportunities like casting a line out over the water. Choose to stay out of the water, and enjoy the GKB Riverwalk Trail perfect for walking or biking along side the Chippewa. To learn more about biking the GKB Riverwalk Trial, click here
Meet Mt. Pleasant
A trip down the Chippewa River tops the bucket lists of visitors and community members alike. With two canoe liveries and two businesses offering tube rentals, there are opportunities to canoe, kayak or tube for a few hours to all day, and even an overnight trip!