Michigan June 14, 2017
9 Lazy Rivers In Michigan That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Like it or not, summer weather is definitely upon us here in the Great Lakes State. When the muggy temperatures leave you feeling sluggish and overheated, there’s nothing better than getting outside and relaxing among nature. We know it might be hard to drag yourself away from the air-conditioning, but trust us when we say that these nine river-tubing spots in Michigan will make for the perfect summer activity.
1. Chippewa River
This beautiful river can be accessed in and around Mt. Pleasant, smack dab in the center of the state. You’ll be delighted by the river’s gentle currents and scenic views — and you can even bring a beverage or two to enjoy as you float down the waterway. Check out
Chippewa River Outfitters
for more information.
2. Thornapple River
Venture to Hastings and rent a tube for a two and-a-half hour journey down the Thornapple River, which offers the perfect combination of relaxation and natural wonder. Grab a few loved ones and embark on the ultimate summer adventure — just don’t forget the sunscreen! To learn more about tubing down this awesome river, contact the
U-Rent-Em Canoe Livery
3. Muskegon River
There are several options for enjoying a journey down this glorious river, but we recommend checking out
. Don’t let its name fool you: this awesome business offers more than just canoes! Pick up a few tubes and spend a calming day bonding and cooling off on the Muskegon River.
4. Huron River
This stunning river winds through Southeast Michigan and serves as a focal point for summer fun in the region. Make your way to Ann Arbor and head to
Argo Canoe Livery
to embark on the ultimate outdoor excursion. Bring your own tubes or rent your own — either way, you’re sure to have a blast.
5. Rifle River
You’ll find several options to choose from when you explore the Rifle River via
River View Campground & Canoe Livery
. If you’re looking to enjoy the coolness of the water as you tube down the waterway, select the "wet-butt" option. Not eager to splash around? No worries! There’s a "dry-butt" option as well. What’s not to love?
6. AuSable River
The AuSable River is one of Michigan’s most lovely bodies of water, and it can be easily accessed from the town of Roscommon. Check out
Paddle Brave Canoe Livery
and select from a variety of options for enjoying the water on a hot summer day.
7. White River
This West Michigan river is an ideal spot to beat the heat all summer long. Visit
Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery
in the beautiful community of Montague, then rent a large tube and float down the river with the whole family in tow — or select an individual tube and simply "go with the flow!"
8. Pine River
Venture to the gorgeous Huron-Manistee National Forest and check out this river, which provides the perfect place for outdoor adventures when weather gets hot.
Pine River Paddlesports Center
offers a plethora of opportunities to appreciate the river, including — you guessed it — tube rentals. Visitors of all ages will be completely delighted.
9. Big Manistee River
No trip to Northern Michigan is complete without a few hours spent in the great outdoors, and the Big Manistee River is a must-see spot. Open between Memorial Day and Labor Day,
Wilderness Canoe Trips
offers tube rentals that will bring you up close and personal with this scenic body of water. You’ll make memories to last a lifetime.
Do you have a favorite riverfront destination here in the Great Lakes State? Have you embarked on any wonderful tubing excursions? Share your suggestions and thoughts with us in the comment section below!