Paddle Antrim Offers Kayaking Classes


Paddle Antrim is excited to offer two different types of kayaking classes this summer in Antrim County. They will offer two half-day sessions of the Fundamentals of Kayaking. This is a great class for beginners or for those who have been paddling for a while and want to learn basic safety skills and improve technique. They will also offer a more intensive all day Level 1 and 2 Coastal Kayaking class which will cover additional technique and safety skills. Both classes will include both land and water instruction.

“Paddling season is almost here and safety on the water is a high priority for us,” says Deana Jerdee, executive director of Paddle Antrim. “We are pleased to be able to offer these great opportunities locally to give people the information and skills they need to have a fun and safe time out on the water.”

Both classes are American Canoe Association certified courses and will be led by Michael Gray of Uncommon Adventures who has almost 30 years of experience. Classes are limited, with a maximum student to teacher ratio of 5 to 1, ensuring great interaction and instruction.  Both half-day Fundamentals of Kayaking classes will be on June 15th in Central Lake and registration is $95. The full day Level 1 and 2 Coastal Kayaking class will be June 14th in Ellsworth with registration set at $155.

For registration or additional information, go online or contact Paddle Antrim at or 231-492-0171.