Shiawassee River Events for 2015

This is the schedule of events as of February 26, 2015.  Check the websites below as events come near to make sure there have not been changes.

May 2, 2015 Saturday - Sue Julian will lead a reconnaissance trip from Water Works Park to Strom Park at noon to see if more than one cleanup is needed.

 

June 3, 2015 Wednesday - Headwaters Trails meeting at Holly Village Chambers, 7 PM.  Planning for "Adventure Paddle" will take place.

                                                                                       

June 4, 2015 Thursday  Keepers of the Shiawassee moonlight paddle, Silver Lake Park in Fenton.  Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.  Kayak demo by Summit Sports from 5 - 7 pm open to the public.  This is a good opportunity to try out various kayaks.


June 7, 2015 Sunday - Headwaters Trails River Cleanup from Holly Water Works Park to Strom Park in Fenton to prepare for the Adventure Paddle the following Sunday.  Meet at 9:00 in Water Works Park. 

June 14, 2015 Sunday - Headwaters Trails "Adventure Paddle" registration begins at 11 am.  Pleasure Paddle starting on river at Noon, sweep boat launches at 1:00 pm.   There will be a tow boat on the Fenton Mill Pond should you need help getting across.

June 18, 2015 Thursday Keepers will launch from Strom Park in Fenton, then paddle into the mill pond by the gazebo to listen to the free Concert from 7 - 8:30 pm.  Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.

 

June 22, 2015 Monday  Keepers of the Shiawassee will paddle from downtown Linden to McCaslin Lake Road.  Meet at 11:00 am in the parking lot at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Silver Lake Road and Bridge Street, to spot cars.  Launch at noon.


June 27, 2015 Saturday - City of Fenton river cleanup meets at 8 am in the Fenton Bush Park.

 

June 28, 2015 Sunday  - River Fest in Fenton Bush Park from 12 - 6 pm

July 1, 2015 Wednesday Headwaters Trails meeting in the Holly Village Chambers 315 S. Broad St., Holly, MI, 7 pm.

 

July 2, 2015 Thursday Keepers of the Shiawassee moonlight paddle, Silver Lake Park in Fenton.

 

July 12, 2015 Sunday  There will be a river cleanup on this day but depending upon the success of the previous cleanups, it has not yet been decided which stretch of the river will be worked on.  See the Headwaters Trails Facebook page or website for more info.

 

July 16, 2015 Thursday  Keepers of the Shiawassee will launch from Strom Park in Fenton, then paddle into the mill pond by the gazebo to listen to the free Concert from 7 - 8:30 pm.  Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.

 

July 20, 2015 Monday  Byron to Geeck Park paddle.  Keepers of the Shiawassee will meet at the Byron HS ball field at 11:00 am, paddles wet at 11:30.  Boat rentals will be available from Cheff's Canoe rental 989-288-7067.

 

July 30, 2015 Thursday Keepers of the Shiawassee moonlight paddle.  Meet at the Linden Mill Pond Park then paddle to Spoonz Lakeside for dinner then back to Linden in the moonlight.  Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.


July - September 2015 Headwaters Trails will be scheduling River Cleanups throughout the summer.  Go to www.headwaterstrailsinc.org for details.  We are always looking for new people to help keep the river open.

 

August 5, 2015 Wednesday Headwaters Trails meeting in the Holly Village Chambers 315 S. Broad St., Holly, MI, 7 pm.

 

August 5, 2015 Wednesday Free concert by the Mill, launch at Mill Pond Park.  Keepers of the Shiawassee  will launch when the music starts.

 

August 19, 2015 Wednesday  Free concert by the Mill, launch at Mill Pond Park.  Keepers of the Shiawassee  will launch when the music starts.

 

August 17, 2015 Monday Keepers of the Shiawassee trip from Shiatown Park to Corunna or Owosso.  See the Keepers of the Shiawassee Facebook page for more information.

 

August 27, 2015 Thursday Keepers of the Shiawassee moonlight paddle.  Meet at Lobdell Lake Boat Launch off Argentine Rd.  Paddle to Planks on the Lake Restaurant then back to the launch in the moonlight.  Paddles wet at 6:30.

 

September 2, 2015 Wednesday Headwaters Trails meeting in the Holly Village Chambers 315 S. Broad St., Holly, MI, 7 pm.

 

September 24, 2015 Thursday Keepers of the Shiawassee moonlight paddle.  Meet at Strom Park.  Paddles wet at 6:30 pm.

October 3, 2015 Saturday - Headwaters Trails "Canoeing in Color"  Registration starts at 11:00 in Water Works Park with boats launching at Noon.  See fall colors on the river and takeout at Strom Park in Fenton.  A tow boat will be available if you need help getting across the Fenton Mill Pond.  Boats for rent will be available from Heavners Canoe Rental 248-685-2379.  Call in advance to reserve a canoe or kayak.

 

October 7, 2015 Wednesday Headwaters Trails meeting in the Holly Village Chambers 315 S. Broad St., Holly, MI, 7 pm.

 

For more information on these events, as they come near, see the following sites on the internet:

www.HeadwatersTrailsInc.org, The Facebook page for Headwaters Trails Inc., the Facebook page for Keepers of the Shiawassee, or https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Fenton-area-paddlers/info.