The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a 27-mile (43.45 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river’s natural environment, its history, and the communities it touches in Michigan’s Rouge Watershed. A variety of paddling experiences await you.
For kayaking, canoeing, and hiking off-shore, follow the Lower Rouge River Water Trail to learn what others already know – that the Rouge River is a Michigan treasure worth exploring.
The Rouge River is an URBAN RIVER so water quality and quantity can fluctuate. The water is generally safe for boating if there has been no heavy rain or snowmelt; swimming is not recommended. Please check water levels and weather before heading out.
The water is generally safe for boating if there has been no heavy rain or snowmelt; swimming is not recommended.
The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a consortium of interested groups and communities and is a project of the Lower Rouge River Water Trail Leadership Committee. Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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