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Hiawatha Water Trail Association


PO Box 94

Marquette, MI 49855

The Hiawatha Water Trail Association mission is to encourage the enjoyment of Lake Superior between Big Bay and Grand Marais, Michigan through safe, responsible and respectful paddling. We work to:

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The Hiawatha Water Trail Association (HWTA) is a small grassroots organization of volunteers.

We are a member of the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) who is working to promote non-motorized trails for several silent sports in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Membership in the NTN has provided the HWTA with important administrative support and networking.

  We work in cooperation with the Hiawatha National Forest (including the Grand Island National Recreation Area) and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore whose lands make up the eastern third of the trail. In addition, we work with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), city governments such as Munising and Marquette as well as townships such as Chocolay, Burt and Powell townships.

 We have received grants from the following organizations and/or programs:

Private individuals have donated money as well. Additional funds have been raised through map sales and events such as gear swaps & massage at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

HWTA volunteers building a tent platform

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