Thursday, August 27, 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
June 4, Thursday - Keepers moonlight paddle, Linden Mill Pond Dinner at Bridge 117 @ 6:30 pm Paddles wet 7:30.
June 6, Saturday - Keepers Linden’s river cleanup meet 8:00 am Linden Mill Pond. We’ll have two groups, one going up river to Tupper Lake other down river to Hogan Rd. This includes litter cleanup along the banks and Mill Pond.
June 7, Sunday - Headwaters Trails River Cleanup We’ll go from Holly Water Works Park to Strom Park in Fenton to prepare for the Adventure Paddle the following Sunday. Meet at 9:00 in Water Works Park.
June 14, Sunday - Headwaters Trails "Adventure Paddle" registration begins at 11 am. Pleasure Paddle starting on river at noon, sweep boat launches at 1:00 pm.
June 18, Thursday - Fenton Music in the Park & Farmers Market Keepers will launch from Strom Park in Fenton and then paddle into the mill pond by the gazebo to listen to the free Concert from 7 - 8:30 pm. Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.
June 22, Monday -Shiawassee River Paddle from downtown Linden to McCaslin Lake Road. Meet at 11:00 am in the parking lot beside the river and behind the businesses on Bridge St. We will shuttle cars and be on the river by noon.
June 27, Saturday - City of Fenton river cleanup meet 8 am in Bush Park behind St. John’s church off Adelaide.
June 28, Sunday - River Fest in Fenton Bush Park from 12 - 6 pm, music, food, ducky races, cardboard boat race and more!
July 2, Thursday - Keepers moonlight paddle, Fenton Strom Park 301 East St. We’ll paddle up-river to the beaver dam then back to Fenton for dinner at Fenton Fire Hall (This is the first time to try this event from this location, change possible depending on weeds in mill pond.)
July 12, Sunday -There will be a river cleanup on this day but depending upon the success of the previous cleanups, it has not yet been decided which stretch of the river will be worked on.
July 16, Thursday- Fenton Music in the Park & Farmers Market Thursday Enjoy the market and music. Keepers will launch from Strom Park at 6:30 and then paddle into the mill pond by the gazebo to listen to the concert from 7 - 8:30
July 20, Monday – Shiawassee River Paddle from Byron to Geeck Rd County Park, Durand. We’ll stop mid-point at Walnut Hills for snacks & break. Meet at the Byron HS ball field at 11:00 to shuttle cars’ paddles wet at noon. Boat rentals are available from Cheff's Canoe rental 989-288-7067.
July 29, Wednesday – Linden Music by the Mill (actually on the water) Backbeats - Beatles Tribute Band 7:00 to 8:30 Listen on the water! You can paddle from Fenton’s Bush Park, Lake Ponemah’s boat launch or launch directly on Linden’s Mill Pond.
July 30, Thursday- Keepers moonlight paddle, Linden Mill Pond. Dine together first at 6:30, paddles wet at 7:30. Restaurant TBA.
August 5, Wednesday - Linden Music by the Mill and Farmers Market Free concert by the Mill 7:00 – 8:30 Enjoy the farmers market, grab something to eat and launch at your convince.
August 19, Wednesday - Linden Music by the Mill and Farmers Market Free concert by the Mill 7:00 – 8:30 Enjoy the farmers market, grab something to eat and launch at your convince..
August 17, Monday - Shiawassee River Paddle from Shiatown Park in Vernon to Lytle Rd Park in Corunna. We can continue to McCurdy Park in Corunna or portage the dam to Harmon Partridge Park in Owosso.
August 27, Thursday - Keepers moonlight paddle, Argentine. Meet at Lobdell Lake Boat Launch off Argentine Rd. Paddle to Planks on the Lake Restaurant then back to the launch in the moonlight. Paddles wet at 6:30.
September 24, Thursday- Keepers moonlight paddle. Holly. Meet at Holly’s mill pond across from Waterworks Park on Broad St. We’ll paddle up river then have dinner in Holly after the paddle. Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.
October 3, Saturday - Headwaters Trails "Canoeing in Color” Paddle from Holly Water Works Park to Fenton Strom Park. Registration opens 11:00 in Water Works Park with boats launching at noon. Boats rental through Heavners Canoe Rental 248-685-2379. Call in advance to reserve a canoe or kayak.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Holly Township, working with Headwaters Trails Inc., submitted a grant application for $45,000 to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for a Fish Lake Road Launch and Parking construction project.
HeadWatersTrails Inc out of Holly,MI needs to get the MDEQ and Road Commission permits approved and raise the final $15,000 match money needed for the project. Any donations you can give toward making that match will be greatly appreciated, - not only by Headwaters Trails and the people who currently use the river, - but by future generations who will use this site and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Shiawassee River.
As many of you know, Headwaters Trails has been working on keeping the Shiawassee River open for paddling by doing things like building a launch at Water Works Park and a bridge there to get to the launch from the parking area. That is the start of the Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail in Holly.
At Fish Lake Road, down stream from Water Works Park, Headwaters Trails has purchased land to build a canoe launch which can function as a take out for people who only want a short trip on the river.
The site needs to have excavation, then fill, gravel, geotextile fabric and railings added to make a place for vehicles to stop and park safely. From that parking area, a handicap accessible ramp needs to be built. Headwaters Trails hired an engineering firm to draw up plans to build a launch that will be acceptable to both the MDEQ and Oakland County Road Commission. This
grant application is to fund this project.
Headwaters Trails Inc. is a 501c3 Federal non-profit corporation. Money donated is tax deductible.
Headwaters Trails Inc.
P.O. Box 33
Holly, MI 48442-0033
Thursday, March 26, 2015
New Lothrop (195).
Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Many folks are hard at work updating new river maps for recreation near and upon The Shiawassee River.
Look for them at upcoming events like Fenton Expo, Quiet Water Symposium in Lansing, and other venues.
With a little prior planning, a canoe/kayak trip of 20 miles in one day is quite possible. Explore new areas, see more wildlife, and experience a different section of the river. Some parts are skinny, some wide, others flow slow, while certain sections are quick. Something for everyone.
Get some some friends together, stage some vehicles downriver , then everyone shuttles back to the launch site. Take lots of pics throughout the day, share with people , let them know about your adventure on the Shiawassee.