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Wilderness Canoe Trips LLC

6052 Riverview Road
Mesick, MI 49668
Phone: 231-885-1485

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The Big Manistee starts as a narrow stream north of Grayling and spreads to more than 125 feet wide by the time it snakes its way westward, near Mesick. Relax and enjoy a rapid-free river, uninterrupted by portages, with few signs of civilization. Gentle currents will carry you effortlessly through scenic woodland teeming with wildlife. We endeavor to provide you with the best experience possible at our livery. We want all of our customers to leave with a smile on their face and wonderful memories to last a lifetime. We have many groups that we look forward to seeing annually and would love for you to be the next group to make a yearly tradition of us!

Our trips are offered daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
We are also open weekends in May, September and October with weekdays by reservation or please phone ahead to insure we are there to service your trip. We have a variety of trips to choose from, whether it’s your first time canoeing or 100th time. We provide shuttle services for all of our rentals, so your vehicle may remain parked in our lot until your return. We love animals and pets are always welcome in our canoes or kayaks. Please follow all leash laws and clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in tubes or rafts.

Hours of Operation:

Everyday 9am to 7pm


  • Rents Kayaks/Canoes/Rafts
  • Rents Tubes
  • Overnight Trips
  • Day Trips