- Thorofare Canal is a gentle paddle across Grosse Ile
- Hennepin Marsh (just north of the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge) is home to many swan, ducks and other water fowl.
- The channel between Hennepin Point and Grosse Ile can be affected by vegetation in late summer.
- One can paddle through Stony Island and view swans, turtles, heron and the occasional eagle. Sometimes vegetation clogs the exit late in the summer. There is a heron rookery on Stony Island.
- A loop from GI waterfront park, around Stony Island, down the Livingstone channel returning via the hole-in-the wall is possible. One must be cautious of the strong current in the Livingstone channel. There can be be significant boat traffic, including freighters in the channel.
- One can often see pied-billed grebe, swans, ducks, american lotus in Gibraltar Bay.
Grosse Ile Paddle Route Places
Access to River, Lake or Stream
Kayak and Canoe Launch
Believed to be the only adaptive kayak launch of its kind in Michigan.
Access to the Detroit River via the canal.
Lake Erie Metropark Launch.
Natural Area or Preserve
This is the eagle's nest that is on the south east side of Humbug Island.
Provides outfitting and rentals for all your water bourne adventures
Scenic View Area