The Platte River-Sleeping Bear Dunes

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    The Platte River stretches nearly 30 miles, starting at Long Lake in Traverse City and flowing out into Lake Michigan near Honor. The best stretch to float, kayak, or canoe is the Lower Platte, starting just below the bridge on M-22 at Riverside Canoes near Honor. The Platte River is often packed on weekends in the summer. If you want solitude, consider an early morning paddle or a week day for less congestion.