Paddle Through Traverse City History on Boardman Lake

Put in at Hull Park and discover the lake that gave the River its name. During the logging era of the mid to late 19th century Boardman Lake was used as a weigh station for logs on their way to the Union Street saw mill. Today is host to a variety of recreational activities and serves as a beautiful backdrop to the TART Trail and Traverse Area District Library. The Lake itself is named for Harry Boardman, a Chicago-area lumber barren that first purchased the logging rights to this area in 1848.