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Pere Marquette River, Ludington

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Pere Marquette River is a river in Michigan in the United States. The main stream of this river is 63.9 miles (102.8 km) long, running from Lake County south of Baldwin into the Pere Marquette Lake, and from there into Lake Michigan.
This river is named after the French Roman Catholic missionary Jacques Marquette, who explored the Great Lakes and Mississippi River areas during the mid-17th century. He died in the vicinity of the river in spring 1675 on his way from Chicago to the French fort at Mackinaw.

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  • This is the first National Wild & Scenic River in Michigan. There's no dams, so the fishing & boating is great. My husband wanted to check it out for future fishing, so we spent a day wandering...  more »
  • We’ve kayaked the PM several times. We prefer the upper section. It’s a beautiful, calm river, mostly through the woods. We have River Run Canoe in Scottsville spot us up river as we have our own.....  more »
  • Kayak and canoe rest area.......go to the right not the left
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