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Last "summer" day on the AuSable

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Grayling to Stephan Bridge
Lois Goldstein
231-938-9655 (p)
Easy River
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According to the weather forecast, this could be the last really nice day of the early fall season.  Sunshine and temperatures in the 60s!  Our trip on the AuSable will begin in Grayling and end at Stephan Bridge.  The river distance is 13 miles and the paddling time should be about 3.5 hours.  It should be a fun experience for canoeists and kayakers of all abilities. 

The Main AuSable River is a wonderful stream for a fall color tour up north.  In the summertime, it's filled with rental canoes, but in the autumn, we will have it mostly to ourselves.  We may meet some people fishing along the way, but otherwise, it should be a peaceful float, with good opportunities for wildlife sightings. 

We will begin by meeting for lunch at NOON at Shirley's in the Woods Café, on M-72 between Kalkaska and Grayling (exact address is below).  Then we'll head over to Penrod's, drop off our boats and gear, and run the shuttle.  See for driving directions.

Each participant should have a waterproof bag with a complete change of clothing.  Make sure you have appropriate footwear in case you need to step into the water when entering your boat. 

Address for Shirley's in the Woods Café (it's on M-72 about ten miles east of Kalkaska, on the north side of the highway): 10945 W Bear Lake Rd SE, Kalkaska, MI 49646