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  • Belle Isle Bike Ride October 12th

Mark your paddling calendars for Saturday October 4. We will be supporting Headwaters Trails, who are the stewards on the Shiawassee River, by participating in their paddle from Holly to Fenton on Saturday October 4. This is the same stretch of water that we paddled in August. The logistics are the same as before:

Drop off your kayak at Waterworks Park in Holly. The park is located across from 605 S Broad St (Milford Road) in Holly. Then drive your car to Strom Park in Fenton (map attached) where a shuttle will return you to the start. Let's plan on arriving in Holly around 12:00 which should let us put in by about 12:30. Headwaters Trails will run a sweep kayak leaving at 1:00 PM.

There is a donation of $10 to Headwater Trails and they ask that we all join their organization too. This donation includes the shuttle service. Good restaurants in Fenton if you wish to stay for dinner afterward. This is about a 3 hour paddle on a small river through beautiful, wild private lands. Headwater Trails plans on having a tow boat in Fenton for those who don't want to paddle across the mill pond (nice luxury). 

This should be a beautiful fall color paddle. Come out and support the hard working people that keep the Shiawassee open. For more information about Headwaters Trails Inc., visit their site at http://www.headwaterstrailsinc.org/.

Join the Adventure League for a great ride around Belle Isle. We'll meet at the Casino Rd. parking lot on the island then cycle the 5.5 mile loop. 

Belle Isle is a state park, so recreation passports or entry fees are required.


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