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Green Bay - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: Apr. 2001
Nearest City: Green Bay, WI
Difficulty: Moderate
Submitted by: John Shier

Description:

The lower sections of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan offer interesting and occasionally exciting paddling. At present the waters of the Great Lakes are at near all-time record lows and this adds a few further items of interest to a paddle. We launched near Longtrail Point on the west shore of Green Bay about five miles from downtown Green Bay. A slight southeast wind soon picked up to about 10-15 mph. Shallow waters make keeping an eye out for waves breaking on shallows even half a mile from shore a must to avoid grounding.

Probably the best reason for paddling these waters now is the birds. We observed the Great White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, a Bald Eagle and the usual large number of a variety of ducks and Canadian Geese. The combination of wind and shallows in unexpected places made for interesting paddling.

Accommodations:

Hotels and motels in abundance throughout the area.

Directions:

An excellent launch is on the bank of the Fox River at the Museum in downtown Green Bay. Then out the mouth of the Fox River into the Bay.


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