For kayakers and canoeist there are few things that are more coveted than a river that offers a variety of experiences for different skill levels. Some rivers have very strong currents, numerous ledges and swirling eddies that are ideal for experienced adventurists. Other rivers are relatively calm and more suited for beginners to the sport of canoeing or kayaking. The Brule River is that rare river that has characteristics of both kinds of river and more. The Brule River is an 84.2 km river running through the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. It begins at Brule Lake inside the border of Michigan and winds east and southeast until it joins with the Michigamme River. It eventually forms the Menominee River going on into Lake Michigan.
The river offers canoeist and kayakers experiences ranging from a leisurely float with the family and/or friends to an exhilarating ride through whitewater. The variety of river conditions serve our clients well at Riversport Adventures as we give Brule River kayak lessons and Brule River canoe lessons at different skill levels. The River is also an excellent training ground for those who are new to the sport of kayaking and who wish to advance their skill level while learning on the same body of water. The challenges that the river give are only one thing that makes the river such a popular destination for adventurists of all kinds. Brule River is also known for its trout fishing and the fact that a variety of wildlife can be observed there. Additionally, the Brule River is surrounded by a state park that offers the same variety of environments that the river does. It contains a state hatchery, State Natural Areas and a 16 mile North Country National scene trail. The surrounding state park was a gift of land from Frederick Weyerhaeuser’s lumber company in 1907 and has gone through various preservation and restoration efforts in the past to make it a place of beauty and wonder for non-canoeists and non-kayakers as well.
Finally, the Brule River has been a remarkable and significant part of the region going all the way back to when the Chippewa used it as a main route in transporting wares from the inland to Lake Superior. It continued to be used as a way to transports goods for centuries thereafter. Today, it is among the best rivers that kayakers and canoeists can experience. We invite you to come and experience it, one of our Seal River expeditions in Manitoba, Canada and the Fond du Lac River in Saskatchewan, Canada.