Paddling Michigan Grand Yurt Vacation Package


Day 1 You arrive and check into the Au Train Beach Campground camping facility that embraces the world of Glamping. Lodging is in The Grand Yurt that sleeps maximum of 10 equipped with 2 bunk beds (single on top and double bed on bottom) and 2 futons, table and chairs, and a small deck. Kids love them. Outside is a charcoal grill, firepit, and a picnic tables The Grand Yurt also offers solar lighting and charging stations for your mobile devices and of course WIFI. This is the way camping should be, all you have to bring is your bedding and personal effects, we will provide the rest.

Day 2 is spent on the water kayaking through the 200 foot sand stone cliffs of the majestic Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Paddle through the many sea caves, among the vibrant colors and under the famous Lover’s Leap Archway that has made this place one of the top kayaking destinations in the world. Your Paddlers Choice tour will start at check in at 8:30am where you can grab a quick light breakfast. Then take a short bus ride to Miners beach where you will get geared up for the day and set out on the water. Midway through your day you will stop for lunch on the secluded Mosquito Beach nestled in the backcountry of Pictured Rocks. The only way to get there is to hike or kayak. After lunch you will shove off and make your way through the cliffs back to Miners beach amazed at the beauty you missed on your way out. Dinner entrees are on us at the Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden. Enjoy the afternoon or evening in the cool air of the beer garden sampling some fresh caught Lake Superior Whitefish or the fresh BBQ pulled pork. The menu is sure to delight.

Day 3 starts with a paddle down the lazy Au Train River. Spend a day relaxing and paddling through the Hiawatha National Forest watching Eagles fish, ducks, songbirds, great blue herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and turtles. Eagles also often soar overhead and you can spot a variety of other wildlife as they come down to the river to drink. Enjoy this quiet relaxing trip without rapids or portages along the river. Takes 3-4 hours

At 5:00 Pm Your Evening Dinner Cruise around Grand Island will include one of your dinners at the Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden starting around 4:45pm. At 6:15 you meet your Captain and climb aboard the 40 foot M/V Uncle Ducky, a custom built catamaran. Your Captain and crew will take you out and around Grand Island National Recreation Area and delight you with the history of the Native Americans that called this place home for centuries all the while spotting eagles and their nests perched atop the 200 foot sandstone cliffs and the beautiful colors they offer all along the north shore. Take pictures of the 2 lighthouses on the island and enjoy the remoteness and solitude of this island paradise.

Throughout your stay there is plenty of time to walk over to the Au Train Beach and spend some time relaxing, maybe catching a sunset, swimming or paddle boarding.

Call us at 906-387-1695 for groups over 8.

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Kayaking the shoreline along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an experience that you will not want to miss. This is arguably the most beautiful shoreline in the United States, with crystal clear water in the largest freshwater lake in the world. Sandstone cliffs of beautiful reddish and orange hues rise vertically out of the shoreline nearly 200 ft. Ride the swells as you can hear the waves crashing into these rocks which carved beautiful caves, arches, and other natural formations that early explorers used for landmarks over 200 years ago. Paddle the same water as the Voyageurs, trappers, geologists, and Native Americans did as a resident population slowly came to the Upper Peninsula during the fur trading and exploration eras.

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