Island Loop Route National Water Trail  Waterfront
Port Huron , MI 48060
The Island Loop Trail is a 10.2 mile water trail that makes a loop from the Black River, to the Black River Canal, to Lake Huron, into the St. Clair River and back to the Black River.  Perfect for recreational paddlers, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more!      

Most of the trail is calm and slow; however it can be a bit rigorous when heading beneath the majestic Blue Water Bridges. It’s a beautiful sight to see, though the current is strong and waves can be choppy, so please, experienced paddlers only for this part (suggestion: paddle before 11am before pleasure boating begins and water gets more choppy). For novice paddlers who want to experience the gentler waters of this route, feel free to play in Lake Huron a bit, but then head back to your starting point before passing Lighthouse Beach.

Access: ADA Accessible Launches near 7th Street Bridge in Port Huron and at North River Rd. Park in Fort Gratiot
Level: Intermediate – Experienced
Length: 10 miles for whole loop

This water trail has been designated to the National Water Trail System by the National Park Service. 

The Island Loop National Water Trail is the first national water trail (NWT) in Michigan and one of only 22 in the nation. The trail passes the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, the Thomas Edison Museum, the Huron Lightship Museum, and the Acheson Maritime Center. It also navigates between the United States and Canada for 2.5 miles and meanders through Fort Gratiot Township, Port Huron Township, and the City of Port Huron.

Island Loop National Water Trail Map

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