Fall can be a great time to paddle, few power boats, can be warm, and the trees can be in full fall color. Can also be a time to start kayaking if you have been putting it off all summer.
Such was the case for a Huron River Paddle from Little Portage Lake to the Zukey Lake Tavern as a turn around destination point and to fuel up on food and beverages. Unfortunately even though it was an 80 degree day and sunny, the tavern neglected to open their outdoor patio, very short sighted for business. People were waiting for tables by the time we left.
The tree colors were at peak in my estimation, leaves will only be getting browner and dropping from here. The water was still high on the Huron River benefiting from the week of rain a week ago. Not sure of the exact date but the lake levels will be dropped in the next few weeks for winter by opening the dams along the Huron River.
I’m planning on doing this paddle again next weekend with the Great Lakes Paddlers. The temperature is only predicted to be 59 degrees with winds up to 26 MPH. I hope the wind prediction changes, that kind of wind will not be real pleasant, and not suitable for beginners. Stay posted.