Where to Find the Best Whitewater Rafting in the Upper Peninsula

Hiking, biking, sight-seeing, and kayaking—the list of outdoor adventure options in the Wolverine State is endless. But most people don’t think about whitewater rafting in the Upper Peninsula. This fun and exciting activity near the Wisconsin border is one that you will never forget! 

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The Best Whitewater Rafting Companies in the Upper Peninsula 

Northwoods Adventures 

Northwoods Adventures provides some of the most fun and unique whitewater rafting experiences in the Upper Peninsula. Their base camp sits on the Michigan-Wisconsin border along the Menominee River, where you embark on your fun and exciting journey. Below is their selection of whitewater adventures! 

Classic Rafting Trip 

The classic rafting trip with Northwoods Adventures includes a three-hour excursion on the gorgeous Menominee River. Led by one of their experienced guides, you and a raft of eight to ten people will conquer Class III and IV rapids similar to those on the famous Colorado River weaving through the Grand Canyon. This is a fantastic option for those wanting to experience whitewater rafting in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. 

Private Rafting Trip 

They offer two different private rafting trip experiences for those searching for an exclusive adventure. Half-day and full-day trips range from three to seven hours and include an array of extra benefits that you don’t receive with the classic rafting trip. 

Kosir’s Rapid Rafts 

Kosir’s Rapid Rafts sits just over the border formed by the Menominee River in Niagara, Wisconsin. This local outdoor adventure company offers trips that typically last around four hours packed with plenty of excitement. Their experienced guides will take you on an Upper Peninsula whitewater adventure of a lifetime. Whether you want to embark on a mid-week morning excursion or a weekend afternoon trip, you’ll find an array of time slots available with Kosir’s Rapid Rafts! 

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