Explore The Cass River

Explore The Cass River

The Cass River runs right through the heart of this German town — and its waters wash in new adventures with every season.

That means riverboat cruises even dreamier than you can imagine. Kayaking tours where you can paddle under our iconic Covered Bridge, or photo ops where you’ll pose on it with a birds-eye view over the water. There’s good catch here too, friend — just find the Fish Way and suddenly you’re spending an entire day dropping a line in while you drink in the scenery.

Discover the top ways to enjoy a day on the waterfront in Frankenmuth:

Riverboat Cruises

First-timer in Frankenmuth? You won’t feel like one after boarding the 150-passenger Bavarian Belle Riverboat! Enjoy a narrated tour by a local expert, and unmatched views from the upper deck. Frankenmuth FunShips offers another kind of cruise altogether — one on 12-passenger electric boats (where on-board wine and chocolate tasting is an option)!

Kayaking & Canoeing

See Frankenmuth at a fresh, new angle — from sit-in or sit-on kayaks you’ll rent from Frankenmuth Kayak Adventures. Be sure to point out every iconic Frankenmuth landmark and signature Bavarian rooftop you spot along your paddle!


At the Fish Way, anglers will find boat launches — plus ample chances to catch everything from bass to bluegills, pumpkin seed sunfish to northern pike, and even catfish.

More Ways to Enjoy the Cass River