From the time humans first came to Northwest Indiana more than 8,000 years ago, people have paddled this region’s lakes and rivers. With careful planning, proper equipment, safety awareness, and the list of access points below, you can explore the historic, beautiful, an ecologically rich blueways of the Beyond the Beach region.
What are Blueways?
Blueways are creeks, rivers, or lakeshores with several places where a paddler can put in or take out a canoe or kayak. Many of the access points listed below are part of our two main blueways here in Northwest Indiana – the Lake Michigan Water Trail and the Kankakee River Water Trail.
Visit www.greenwaysblueways.com for more information on paddling blueways in the Beyond the Beach region. For paddling maps and information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center (Site 1).