Kayak to Turnip Rock

Wide-Eyed MichAGAINian

Although summer may be officially over, the weather still promises to accommodate some outdoor adventure in Pure Michigan. I recently checked off one of my Michigan “bucket list” items and kayaked to Turnip Rock.

Turnip Rock is a rock formation on the waters of Lake Huron in “The Thumb”. You can only get there by boat and being that the water around it is somewhat shallow, kayaks and canoes are ideal.


We rented kayaks in Port Austin and the tour company gave us a map and good directions to get there. They estimate it to be about a 2-hour paddle, but the time really depends on you, along with the wind and the waves. It was a bit choppy the day we went but it still only took us about 45 minutes to reach Turnip Rock. It is a lovely paddle along the lake’s shoreline with pristine nature…

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