We were in Glen Arbor recently for a family reunion and did two different tours with Riverside. One day, we did the tubing trip and everybody loved it. It was the 2-hour float ( I believe it was the lower Platt). Little kids enjoyed it and parents with floating cooler had a good time. We went back two days later for the Upper Platt kayak and canoe trip. It was very challenging to handle in a canoe. The kayakers managed it well and had a good time. The canoers, not so much. They did warn us and we were guilty of not having as much canoe experience as we should have. Totally our own fault on that. The river is tricky and you have to constantly battle to keep out from under the downed trees. I know that experienced travelers with adventuresome kids will fudge on children's ages, knowing that your kid can handle it. We do that on hikes and stuff all the time. This may be one where you don't want to do that. In our group, though, the one dad with canoe skills and an 11 year old who was coming off a week canoe trip were fine, but even he said that the river was difficult to navigate. So do the tubes and kayaks, leave the canoes to the experienced.
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