Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail Association

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P.O. Box 676
South Haven, MI   49090
Contact: John Mitchell
GPS [42.3154° N, 86.1122° W]


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to the planning and implementation of a Heritage Water Trail on the south branch of the Black River between the cities of Bangor and South Haven.

Paddlers can launch at Lion's Park in Bangor and end their trip 21 miles downstream at the Michigan Maritime Museum. Paddlers will experience nature and historical sites along the way.


I-94 to I-196 (Exit 34). Take I-196 to Exit 20 (Phoenix Road - South Haven). Turn left off the exit ramp and go to the 1st traffic light, turn left onto Blue Star Highway. Go to the 1st traffic light and turn left onto M-43. Travel 10 miles on M-43 to Bangor. Just before the railroad tracks turn left onto Railroad Avenue. Lion's Park is approximately 1/4 mile on the left.