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Enhancing our Kalamazoo Walking Trails along the banks and curves...

There are well maintained pathways that follow this river in the City of Kalamazoo that goes for... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The river was fun to boat on, lots to see like nature, fish, houses, and much more. It connects to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Joan G
Novi, Michigan
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Known for its luxurious homes along the eastern shore.
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“kayaking” (5 reviews)
“float” (3 reviews)
Saugatuck, MI
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

There are well maintained pathways that follow this river in the City of Kalamazoo that goes for miles. People enjoy the outdoors and safety these trails provide for the residents. Lots of photo ops. Bird watching is unique. I like the herbs along the pathway....More

Thank Serenity449
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The river was fun to boat on, lots to see like nature, fish, houses, and much more. It connects to Lake Michigan. Very peaceful cruise, since you can't go fast. Rent a watercraft or take a boat. And relax!

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This river flows through the town of Saugatuck and has some activities available. You can even just sit by the river side and relax.

Thank LoneTraveller2k15
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Beautiful views of the river from numerous locations in and around the Saugatuck/Douglas area. Beautiful resource for the state! Various types of excursions are available here. Lots of restaurants are located at areas with docks. Enjoy! J.

Thank jarIndiana
Reviewed 17 October 2016

You can take the paddle boat, the dinner boat, your own boat, a jet ski, a paddle board, pontoon boat, what ever floats!

1  Thank eakfs
Reviewed 9 August 2016

From New Richmond to Lake Michigan, the Kalamazoo River includes unspoiled scenery, views of the Saugatuck waterfront, waterfowl at the shore.

Thank Saugatuckian
Reviewed 31 July 2016

HYDROBIKING- 👍👍👍😄😄😄!!! Enjoyed renting Hydrobikes and pedaling down the Kalamazoo! Reasonably priced and perfect activity for all ages. Hot sun had us easily getting off and back on the bikes after taking dips in the water. Sun umbrellas attached to the bikes were also great...More

2  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We took the boat tour on the Kalamazoo and enjoyed it. The captain was informative about local history and the river/lake was interesting. It is a great way to understand more about the area.

2  Thank oldhokie702016
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Had a great time Kayaking down the Kalamazoo River. Not a fast current, just a nice relaxing ride, Saw a few fisherman but not much.

Thank smirque
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stay in Saugatuck annually and love the Kalamazoo River. We stay on the river and love seeing all the boats and people doing water sports. The river is clean and there is a ton to do on and around it. Definitely worth a visit...More

4  Thank HaveBagWillTravel5
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10 August 2017|
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Response from jarIndiana | Reviewed this property |
Big Lake Outfitters & a place called Running Rivers, but...I have no idea what either of them charge. There are also several types of boat rides available in the Saugatuck/Douglas areas. Hope this helps. Good luck! J.