When I was younger. I always dreamed of going white water rafting. I wasn't looking for the most dangerous river out there, I just wanted to find a perfectly safe white water rafting trip that money could buy.

Some of my friends went white water rafting years ago in Colorado and even in the West Virginia area. I wasn't part of that adventure back then, but I'm ready to give it a try now, and I don't even have to leave Michigan.

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Believe it or not, there is a class three and class four rapids here in Michigan. It's the Sturgeon River in the Lower Peninsula.

I don't know much about white water rafting but it certainly looks like a lot of fun. In my opinion, it would be a blast to go with a group of people who have never done it before.

What do we know about the Sturgeon River? Sturgeonriverpaddle.com has more:

With an average descent of 14 feet per mile, the Sturgeon River is the fastest flowing river in Michigan's lower peninsula. Rising in Otsego County near Gaylord and flowing into Burt Lake, the spring fed waters of the Sturgeon offer a refreshing escape to paddle, swim or fish the hours away. With twenty years experience outfitting and guiding paddlers on the Sturgeon River, we offer our customers helpful skills, tips and techniques to make your river trip the best one possible.

White water rafting is just what I'm looking for this summer. Once you put on your protective helmet, life jacket, and a little sun screen, then it's time to hit the white water in style.

Did you know the Sturgeon River is 41 miles long? And that doesn't mean I want be in a raft battling white water for the entire 41 miles!

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