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Pere Marquette River

Ludington, MI
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Ludington
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went to Ludington last year, rented kayaks and paddled on the lower Pere Marquette. A nice, low key paddle, good scenery and wildlife, with the twist that the river is slow enough that you can paddle around an island -- different from the usual up and back river paddle.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We are a family of four, with the kids aged 14 and 9. Not hard-core paddlers by any means - our experience is limited to rented canoes and kayaks in local lakes and ponds. While staying in Ludington this weekend we wanted to try paddling down Pere Marquette river. After some research we decided to rent a 3-person canoe canoe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love, love, love the PM River. My husband and I camp at Henry's Landing located right at the river in Scottville. We kayak different sections of the river several times a month. I love the flora and fawna. I have even kayaked at night when the moon was full. The river is peaceful and beautiful.

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Troy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Had a delightful day kayaking the Pere Marquette River. It is a very slow, gentle river (would have preferred a faster one), beautiful, and peaceful. We rented kayaks from a place in Scottville (don't remember the name, but only one there) and they were very friendly, helpful and well priced (cash or check). Very close to Ludington, which is where... More

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Canton Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Drove around all the sites checking out the camping and canoeing options. The forests are quite dense and makes for a great outdoor experience. Hiked in a bit and saw amazing wildlife and great photo opts. Want to try the camping next!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Was with friends and caught the biggest brown trout that anyone had ever seen. lots of steelhead that day also

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Floated with Baldwin Canoe Rental. The river was beautiful, very curvy, and not very deep. Took longer to complete the float than we thought it would (allow yourself plenty of time).

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Pere Marquette River is quite long and many people are only familiar the slower pace south of Walhalla but the real fun of this river is upstream. Rent a canoe, kayak or raft (preferably the latter two) from either Baldwin Canoe Rental or Ivan's Canoe Rental out of Baldwin, Mi. They will spot you on the river for any... More

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Three Oaks, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We took a 2 hour canoe trip down the Pere Marquette Loop. Lots of fun. We saw some wildlife and even came across some cattle grazing on the bank. Very relaxing trip.

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

its always been known as the tub for its warmth and fun drifting down it to the lake michigan water.

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