The lower sections of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan offer interesting and occasionally exciting paddling. At present the waters of the Great Lakes are at near all-time record lows and this adds a few further items of interest to a paddle. We launched near Longtrail Point on the west shore of Green Bay about five miles from downtown Green Bay. A slight southeast wind soon picked up to about 10-15 mph. Shallow waters make keeping an eye out for waves breaking on shallows even half a mile from shore a must to avoid grounding.
Probably the best reason for paddling these waters now is the birds. We observed the Great White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, a Bald Eagle and the usual large number of a variety of ducks and Canadian Geese. The combination of wind and shallows in unexpected places made for interesting paddling.
Hotels and motels in abundance throughout the area.
An excellent launch is on the bank of the Fox River at the Museum in downtown Green Bay. Then out the mouth of the Fox River into the Bay.
- Trip Duration: Day Trip
- Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water