All along the Pere Marquette: Book explores canoeing/kayaking hot spots

May 16, 2013

Doc Fletcher's latest book takes readers through the 65 miles of the Pere Marquette River in eight separate travelogues.
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Since his college years, Doc Fletcher has been canoeing and kayaking the countless waterways in Michigan. One of his favorite places to paddle is on the Pere Marquette River, while exchanging stories with his wife Maggie underneath the blue herons and bald eagles up above.

Fletcher has written six books about paddling, not just in Michigan, but other states as well. He discusses his most recent book, released a month ago, called “Michigan’s Pere Marquette River:  Paddling Through Its History,” his favorite spots to canoe/kayak and more.