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Paddling on the Rouge in the Fall with beautiful fall color leaves

Rouge Paddling Trips

Friends of the Rouge organizes two group paddling events every fall so that you can experience a known route.

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021  Kayak the Industrial Rouge

This one and a half to two hour trip begins at the Melvindale Boat Launch, travels past the Ford Rouge complex, under historic suspension bridges, past Zug Island and the take out is on the Detroit River at Belanger Park in River Rouge.

(Tentative) Sat. Oct. 24, 2021

This one and a half to two hour trip takes place on the Lower Branch of the Rouge River within the city of Wayne.  Paddle through a forested floodplain seeing lots of wildlife. The actual route will depend on logjam opening activities prior but will generally go from 3600 Commerce Court to Wayne Road. Check back as it gets closer for details on route and rental boat availability.