Launched the kayak at the Sturgeon Lake public access boat launch. Started the trip around 7am. Sturgeon lake is very nice, and there are actually very few cottages on the lake. Very natural surroundings, the majority of the lake has undeveloped shoreline. The St. Joseph river flows into the lake on the east side of the lake and flows out again on the northwest side of the lake.

For this trip I kayaked past the St. Joseph river inlet to the very end of the lake. It is not entirely obvious that there is a path at the end. Just keep on going into the Lily Pads and you will see a path that meanders through the weeds. At some points the path was not much wider than the kayak.

Just before the river enters there is a nice sandbar coming out. Looks like it’s a popular spot for people to come in their boats to swim.

The entire channel going towards Adams Lake was quite wide most of the way, but of course it was filled mostly with water plants, leaving just a path for boats. Didn’t actually see any deer, but I could hear them just a few feet away in the woods. I did hear one leap back into the woods as he heard me coming down the channel, just missed seeing it by a few seconds.

Adams lake is pretty small, but it appears to be an all sports lake as there was one group in a speed boat doing some knee boarding on the lake. Looks like you’d pretty much be going in a circle though.

The lake was very peaceful, only saw about a dozen or less cottages on the lake. The southwestern corner of the lake has a small channel that leads to about 9 or 10 more small homes that had access to the lake.

The southwestern corner of the lake has a small channel that leads to about 9 or 10 more small homes that had access to the lake.

The whole trip took about 2 hours paddling at an easy slow rate.