06 :05 hrs
This scenic paddle starts from the National Lakeshore headquarters at Sand Point and travels out to the popular kayaking destination of Grand Island. After arriving at the island the route follows the shoreline north up to Trout Bay. Trout Bay is a scenic protected area that offers calmer waters for padding. The scenery on the eastern side of Grand Island consists of sandstone cliffs, sea caves, stone arches, and a shipwreck site. There are a few campsites in trout bay that are available on a first come, first served basis, and there are some nice sandy beaches that provide good resting spots. The waters are fairly protected in this area of Lake Superior but windy weather can stir up some rough water so be cautious.