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Krispin Water Trail
KRISPIN WATER TRAIL
Krispin Water Trail
Clay Township, MI 48028
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The Krispin Blueway is a water trail on Harsens Island, in Clay Township, Michigan. It is also near the border of Ontario, Canada. Kayak and other paddlers will enjoy a slow glide as the trail will take you through a beautiful wildlife habitat and natural setting.
The Krispin Blueway travels inland across Harsens Island, which is part of Clay Township. The waterway is a gentle trail through a natural environment and wildlife refuge. Paddlers may come across animals such as ducks, beavers, birds and maybe even an otter. The refuge area is managed by the DNR and entry into the refuge is not allowed between September 1 and January 1 because of duck hunting season.
Those looking to get to the Krispin Blueway can choose to paddle across the St. Clair River to Harsens Island and enter the waterway, or take the car ferry across the big river to the island then drive to an access point of the waterway. One access point is located behind Schoolhouse Grille, a casual restaurant and bar and great spot for lunch. However you get there, the Krispin Blueway’s marshland surroundings, wildlife activity and mellow twists and turns make for a fascinating and fun paddle.
Access: On the Mainland – DNR Boat Launch, On Harsens Island – 4 access points
Length: up to 14 miles of trails
The water trail is actually a County Drain and has recently had environmental work performed along it including habitat restoration, dredging and expelling of invasive grasses.
In the Neighborhood
St. Clair Flats Wildlife Area
Algonac-Clay Historical Society Maritime Museum
Antonio’s Corner Cafe
Sans Souci Bar & Restaurant
Champion’s Auto Ferry
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