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Paddling in the moonlight

 

Sunday night we held one of our most unique paddle trips of the year, Full Moon Paddle. Typically, our paddle trips consist of paddling up or down river, however, this paddle was held on Mill Lake in the Waterloo State Recreation Area. Mill Lake is very calm, quiet, and a beautifully natural lake.

Surrounded by various flora and fauna helped produce a mesmerizing orchestra of sights and sounds under the fading sunlight. With the help of our participating birders; Dea Armstrong, City of Ann Arbor Ornithologist, produced a list of 34 species of birds we encountered on the paddle. Once the sun had receded below the tree line we witnessed our first glimpse of the Full Moon that we were anxiously waiting to see. Paddling around, in awe of the Moon’s luminance we couldn’t help but gaze upward in silence. The shimmering Moon light across the still water produced a surreal view of Mill Lake.

Full Moon Paddlers

Thanks to staff member, Jason Frenzel, we were able to come back to shore with a campfire roaring for us. Thanks to our Huron River guides Barry Lonik and Ron Sell for making sure that each of our paddler’s are safe and the trip’s informative. A special thanks to State Representative Gretchen Driskell for joining us for the Full Moon paddle. Thanks to each participant for made this paddle memorable, including our canine friend who accompanied us.

Find out about our last two paddle trips of the summer here.

Summer Recreation Events: May – September

There is no Wi-Fi on the river but we promise you a better connection.

3767969920_f97d8fd611As we bid winter a fond farewell, search we warmly embrace the upcoming summer months! We are offering a variety of events this summer to get you outside and in-touch with nature. Beginning in May we are proud to have our first event, the Watershed Photo Workshop, cure which is offered in October as well. Each workshop, in May & October, will consist of two half-day classes. Come prepared to get hands-on experience in the field, and learn basic techniques for taking great nature photos.

We also have two Birding events planned to give a better understanding of the journey that migratory birds take when traveling through our area.

If you are hungry for watershed knowledge, viagra join us for guided nature walks throughout the Huron River. We have three different walks planned to familiarize you with current efforts to protect watershed quality and provide information on the ecology as well.

If you crave a more hands-on summer recreation experience, we have five paddle trips planned to meet your needs. Our paddle trip in July is a special evening paddle in celebration of the Full Moon. Each trip includes discussion regarding the river’s water ecology, history, and unique features.

If paddling isn’t your thing but you still want to enjoy the Huron River, we are proud to welcome back the annual Baseline Lake Swim. If you are up for the challenge, we are offering an optional two-mile swim along with the traditional one-mile swim.

And Attention fishermen of all levels, you won’t be missing out on the fun this summer. We are offering Fly Fishing Lessons that will help to get you started for a summer on the river. You will have the chance to put those Fly Fishing skills to the test at our annual Single Fly Tournament, pick your best fly and fish it till you lose it! As you can see, there are a lot of options to get outside and involved with your community. I hope to see you on the watershed this summer, happy trails!

Registration is required for most of the events, so don’t delay! For more information on each event and how to register for them, visit HERE.


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