690 S Broad St
Holly, MI 48442
It is a pleasure to paddle the Shiawassee River from Water Works Park in Holly to Strom Park in Fenton. The Adventure Paddle as is a fundraiser for the people who open the river by cutting downed trees and pull out trash that accumulates every year. This is a good event for people who are new to paddling or new to the river as well as veterans. We station people along the way to help should anyone have trouble in the river.
This is the first section of the Shiawassee River National Water Trail. Headwaters Trails was the first group to get a portion of the river designated as a water trail. The river is beautiful in the spring, with small mouth bass, pike and turtles in the river. In the spring, you can see the migrating warblers and other birds. The MDNR considers the upper Shiawassee a model of a river with good wetlands that prevent flash flooding in heavy rain events.
Constructon at Fishlake Rd will close the river to paddlers for a period of time in July. This is your chance to go downstream from Holly before the closure.
We will have helpers available at the rairoad tubes to assist in making the turn.
Shuttle Service Update:
We are offering shuttle service from Strom Park, Fenton. This service is to facilitate car staging for one vehicle driver only allowing easy access to your vehicle at the end of the paddle. Gear and passengers must be dropped off at Waterworks Park prior to moving vehicle to Fenton. Shuttle riders are required to wear a face mask to protect all persons in the vehicle.
Paddlers my sign up for the event on-site at Waterworks Park starting at 11AM on Saturday.