Fall Canoeing: Great beauty for those who go prepared for the elements


The Outdoor Journal

By Howard Meyerson

Fall is a great time to canoe Michigan rivers. Air temperatures are cool. The bugs are gone. And northern woods are typically ablaze with color.

But fall weather can be fickle, so paddlers need to be ready. It can be sunny one hour and cloudy the next. Seasonal winds bring cold air in from the north and cool temperatures can result in a chill.

As such, a bit of forethought is recommended. For those with children it is especially important. Good planning is essential to assure they remain warm and dry while riding in a canoe.

Here are a few things to think about if you are planning a family canoe trip this fall:

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