Northwoods Canoe & Kayak RentalsAuTrain, Michigan Since 1968
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(906) 892-8114

Welcome to the AuTrain River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Canoes/Kayaks Rentals

kayaking-rentals

Stop by our rental outpost to start your trip!

Our canoe & kayak trips can begin at the shore of Northwoods Resort, or you can opt for our most popular trip, a shorter run, starting at the Riverside bridge downstream. You have the option of getting picked up at the bridges, or canoe all the way to the beach at Lake Superior. Pack a lunch and your camera!

We have trips from 3 to 5 hours for a nice leisurely paddle down the river. We will take you to the north bridge, our “take-out spot” where you will leave your car in our parking area, and then go to the south bridge where we will help you launch your canoe and get you all set-up for your river trip. Just leave the canoe at the north bridge when you finish your trip and your car is right there waiting for you after an enjoyable day on the river.

Our longer trip takes you from the south bridge to the mouth of the AuTrain River at the Lake Superior sandy beach.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals are Available Daily During Warmer Months!

Rental Rates

RATES: CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS
FREE SHUTTLE! – Rates do not include the 6% Michigan Sales Tax
Riverside Bridge (south bridge) – Doucette Bridge (north bridge)
(3 hour trip) *** MOST POPULAR & RECOMMENDED ***
Standard Canoe $30.00
Otter/Sandpiper Kayak $25.00
Loon/Vapor Kayak $30.00
Puffin Kayak/Double Otter $35.00
Riverside Bridge (south bridge) to Lake Superior (4 hours)
Not available Wednesday or Thursday
Standard Canoe $40.00
Puffin Kayak/Double Otter $40.00
Otter/Sandpiper Kayak $35.00
Loon/Vapor Kayak $40.00
Northwoods Resort to Doucette Bridge (north bridge) (4 hours)
Standard Canoe $40.00
Otter/Sandpiper Kayak $35.00
Loon/Vapor Kayak $40.00
Puffin Kayak/Double Otter $40.00
Northwoods Resort to Riverside Bridge (south bridge) (1 hour)
Standard Canoe $30.00
Otter/Sandpiper Kayak $25.00
Loon/Vapor Kayak $30.00
Puffin Kayak/Double Otter $30.00
Resort to Lake Superior (5 hours)
Not available Wednesday or Thursday
Standard Canoe $50.00
Otter/Sandpiper Kayak $45.00
Loon/Vapor Kayak $50.00
Puffin Kayak/Double Otter $50.00
** Prices subject to change without notice.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS
(for usage on AuTrain Lake only)
$20.00 per hour or $35.00 for two hours

 

The AuTrain River

Au Train River

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The AuTrain River is a gentle river as it wanders through the Hiawatha National Forest. You will paddle by a few cottages along the river and then enter the wilderness of the Hiawatha National Forest. Keep your eyes open for wildlife as they come down to the water to drink or watch for birds flying overhead. The river passes through a couple sloughs where you might see great blue herons or ducks swimming in the water.

Be sure to take a snack or a picnic lunch and don’t forget your camera. If you are going to fish, you will need a Michigan fishing license.

The AuTrain River is the home to Walleye, Trout, Perch, and a variety of other fish. Anglers might like to fish the Steelhead runs in the spring or the Salmon runs in the fall.

Enjoy a beautiful summer day in the Northwoods with a paddle down the AuTrain River or a boat ride on AuTrain Lake.

Northwoods Resort to Riverside: Approx. 1 hour

Riverside to Doucette: Approx. 3 hours

Riverside to Lake Superior: Approx. 4 hours

Your first stop


Rental Types

Standard Canoe

standard canoe

Brand: Old Town | Length: 16' |  Capacity: 2

Otter Kayak

Otter kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 8'6" | Capacity: 1

Loon Kayak

Loon kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 8'6" | Capacity: 1

Puffin Kayak

Puffin kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 8'6" | Capacity: 1

Sandpiper Kayak

Sandpiper kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 8'6" | Capacity: 1

Twin Otter Kayak

Twin Otter kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 14' | Capacity: 2

Vapor Kayak

Vapor kayak

Brand: Old Town | Length: 10' | Capacity: 1

Stand Up Paddle Board - NEW!

SUP rental

Brand: Lifetime | Length: 11' |  Capacity: 1

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Memories on the AuTrain River

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Our Location

Northwoods Resort is just 2 miles from the beaches of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake. Be sure to take a trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to appreciate the beauty and clarity of this lake's waters.

Northwoods Canoe & Kayak Rentals
N7070 Forest Lake Rd., AuTrain, MI 49806

Call for reservations: (906) 892-8114