Tour the scenic Platte River!

Canoe, Kayak & Tube Rentals

Welcome to The Honor Trading Post, we are looking forward to a fun filled 2014 season. As you may have heard the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted the most Beautiful Place in America by the viewers of Good Morning America and the Lower Platte River runs through the National Lakeshore so come on out and see why!! Our rental equipment consists of Michicraft Canoes, Old Town Kayaks (Loon III Otter, Twin Otters, Heron), and Livery Grade Tubes.

About The Platte

The lower Platte is a gentle flowing river with easy gradual turns. as you head down the river you will come into a small lake called Loon Lake, this lake is part of the Lower Platte river system and it takes approx. 20 minutes to paddle around.
How it works section, On both the Upper or Lower Platte trips your car will be waiting for you when you finish your trip.

The upper Platte is much faster than the lower Platte River. More oriented towards the experienced canoer. The river on average is between 2-3 feet deep with tight turns, fast current, low hanging branches, and underwater obstacles. This section of the Platte river is exceptionally scenic with limited places to stop along the way. Total trip time is about 3 1/2 hours and ends about 1 mile from The Trading Post on Deadstream Road.

How It Works

It couldn’t get any easier, just stop by the Honor Trading Post and we will take care of the rest. Our shuttle service will have you canoeing The Platte River in no time. When you reach the beautiful Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, your car will be waiting for you.

Trading Post

We rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes for your enjoyment on the Platte River. The store is stocked full of your favorite refreshments and goodies.

Area Attractions

The Trading Post is just minutes from Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and is 20 minutes away from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

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