The Wild and Scenic Jordan River is a True northern Michigan adventure! Flowing north and emptying into Lake Charlevoix, you can actually paddle from the Graves Crossing Launch all the way back to the motel in about 3.5-4 hours. With multiple launches along the river, there are trip option for all skill levels.
Whether you bring your own Kayak, or rent one from the Outfitters nextdoor, you can launch right into the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix from just across the street. Paddle about 20 mins east towards the marina, under the bridge to the mouth of the Jordan River for great wildlife viewing,
This water trail is an interconnected system of small lakes and rivers, stretching from Ellsworth (just a few minutes from EJ) all the way to Lake Michigan. For a relaxing and easy paddle, I reccomend the small channel between Six Mile and St. Claire lakes. Or start at Ellsworth Lake for a longer trip.