Canoe Livery

702 N. Morenci
Box 220 Mio, Michigan 48647
Phone: (989) 826-3267

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The New Year brings a change in ownership for Hinchman Acres! New owners Craig and Kimberly Thompson have owned property in the Mio area for the last 15 years and were looking for an opportunity that would allow them to make it their full-time home. Both have experience in the hospitality industry, and are committed to providing the best service and equipment possible. We would like to thank the Senske family for passing the torch and allowing us the opportunity to carry on the 84 year old Hinchman tradition! In mid April, look for the pay-to-fish trout pond to be restocked with 9 - 12" rainbow trout. Please check-in at the office for more information. Wifi improvements to be made by late spring! All cabins are being upgaded with 32" flat screen TVs.


AUSABLE RIVER CANOES - KAYAKS (1 Person & 2 Person Kayaks) - FAMILY RAFTS - TUBES If you have not experienced the pleasure of this beautiful wild and scenic part of the AuSable (main branch) treat yourself. Great family fun. Make reservations early to insure your desired date. An inexpensive and fun all day family outing. LARGE FAMILY RAFTS now available that hold up to 8. Also variety of KAYAKS available Sit-Ins - Sit-on Top - and Tandem (for 2) Dogs are welcome in Canoes Only. Own your own equipment - no problem - we can help spotting your vehicle at your destination point. GIVE ME A RIVER - GIVE ME SUNSHINE - GIVE ME A CANOE, OR KAYAK OR RAFT OR TUBE - We can give you all that at Hinchman Acres along with GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PARKING - & GREAT RATES - GIVE US A CALL!!


WHAT SHALL WE GIVE THE CHILDREN - MIO, MI Family Vacation Cottage - like being at camp only better - and your undivided attention, love - long days to enjoy the river, woods, water - nights with campfires, smores, stargazing - memories to treasure - Home Away From Home - but without the work - just fish, swim, play, etc. Cottage rentals begin in April and run until Nov 30. Can't stay a week? Give us a call - We rent it for less than a week - summer long weekend or mid week - prefer at least 2 day reservation. Fully equipped kitchens plus barbecue grills & picnic tables for each cottage helps keep the costs of vacation down. We still have openings - maybe a special cottage just for you and your loved ones. The trails adjacent to the resort which were originally our cross country ski trails opened for hiking and biking last year - (no motorized vehicles) the U.S. Forest Service has resurrected the trails - they are all cleared and marked for your enjoyment - 3-4, 5 & 6 mile loops. Great for people who do not want to go far - want to enjoy nature and have small children. Maps available in office. There are individual campfire pits for each cottage. We sell wood or you can buy it in town.


AUSABLE RIVER FLY FISHING ON THE MOST FAMOUS STRETCH - TROPHY WATERS -(so named because of the trophy fish it produces) Wade or Fish from a canoe or your own river boat - we will spot your vehicle. Trout Season opens April 29. Just a 5 minute walk from your cottage to the river for those hatches that make the trout jump. Fishing is now open year-round on this stretch of the AuSable - catch and release until last Saturday in April - then possession fishing. BIRDERS MIO, MI - The rare Kirtland's Warbler arrives mid-May. Tours began May 15 thru the local Forest Service 5 minutes away.


Our MIO, MI Family Vacation Cottages are clean, cozy and well equipped with all the comforts of home. Totally furnished - all you need is food and clothing. With kitchens to keep food costs down, free fishing, swimming, hiking, playground, your own campfire pit - check us out for a vacation or weekend getaway that is not going to break you and will leave you relaxed, refreshed and raring to come back!! With creature comforts - cable TV, free wireless and air conditioning. Only a tank of gas from downstate. Enjoy peace, quiet, and the beauty of nature in a zillion shades of green. ATV - ORV - 4-WHEELERS - We have access to trails from the cottages. Park and ride from your cottage!! FRIENDLY PETS ARE WELCOME!! Fee and some restrictions apply.