Join other surf ski, SUP, sea kayak enthusiasts for the annual 13.5 mile Cheboygan Waterways Open Water Challenge. This unique course will start with the majestic Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island as a backdrop and proceed downwind to the mouth of the Cheboygan River to the finish under Cheboygan's pedestrian bridge.
Up North, the way you remember it! Take a stroll back to the days when the whole family would head up north for a summer getaway. Dip your feet in the cool, clear waters of the Straits of Mackinaw. Feed your adventurous spirit with a kayak tour of shipwrecks in Duncan Bay, or pack a picnic and sit on the banks of the Cheboygan River and watch the Open Water Challenge Great Lakes Downwind Championship kayak, SUP and paddle board racers cross the finish line in beautiful downtown Cheboygan, the Gateway to the Inland Waterway.