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July 2019

Coastal Kayaking Immersion 7/24/19

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ellsworth River Park, 6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49279 United States
$125

In this all day class paddlers will focus on boat control, safety, and building confidence. You will learn fundamental safety skills and stroke enhancements that will help you turn better and travel forward with less energy expended. Other skills will include basic rescues, edging, and beginning bracing. You’ll also be introduced to “risk management” as it relates to sea kayaking in the places you plan to play. Course Covers: boat control – stroke enhancement, edging/stability, capsize prevention – bracing, moving…

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Kids Kayaking

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
DNR Boat Launch – Birch Lake, 14200 Birch Pointe Drive
Kewadin, MI 49648 United States
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$40

Our kids class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic strokes, directional control, how to get in and out of the kayak safely, and what to do when you capsize. Classes are taught in traditional youth sized sea kayaks. Maximum student:teacher ratio is 4:1 Ages: 7-13 $40/person for two…

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MI Paddle Stewards Workshop

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Clearwater Twp Hall, 5440 River Street
Rapid CIty, MI 49676 United States
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Free

Paddlers 18+ years are invited to join Michigan Sea Grant and partners for a one-day program about protecting water trails from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Participants will learn about the dangers of AIS, how to identify them, and how to report sightings through the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. Then head out for an hour paddle on a nearby water trail. Kayaks, gear, and lunch provided! This is a free workshop thanks to Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program with coordinating…

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Elk Rapids Community Paddle

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elk Rapids Rotary Park, 305 US-31
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle on the Elk River as a kick off to Elk Rapids Harbor Days. This hour long slow paddle will begin at Elk Rapid's Rotary Park at 7:00 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as a group at 7:15 pm. Paddle Antrim encourage all ages and types of paddle crafts to join us on the water for these slow paddles.…

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August 2019

Kayak Rescues Class

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DNR Boat Launch – Birch Lake, 14200 Birch Pointe Drive
Kewadin, MI 49648 United States
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$75

Join us for an informative, energizing and very experiential learning session as we explore and discover the best solutions to when (not if) we end up in the water, out of our boats. This course is geared for ALL levels of paddlers. Course Covers: 30 Second Kayak Rescue, Hand of God, Cowboy, Paddle Float, Scoop, and You Tell Me. This course is geared to ALL level of paddlers. Participants must be at least 14 years old and meet the ACA eligibility…

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Bellaire Community Paddle

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richardi Park, 100 E Antrim St
Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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Free

Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle on the Intermediate River as a lead up to Bellaire's Rubber Ducky Festival & Race. We are pleased to have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sponsor this community paddle and look forward to them joining us in Bellaire! This hour long slow paddle will begin at Bellaire’s Intermediate River at 7:00 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as…

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Kids Kayaking

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ellsworth River Park, 6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49279 United States
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$40

Our kids class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic strokes, directional control, how to get in and out of the kayak safely, and what to do when you capsize. Classes are taught in traditional youth sized sea kayaks. Maximum student:teacher ratio is 4:1 Ages: 7-13 $40/person for two…

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Intro to Kayaking

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arbutus Lake #5, 506 E. Arbutus Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49696 United States
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$70

This class gives paddlers the fundamentals for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. Students will learn essential safety skills and strokes. You will have the opportunity to learn how to “wet exit” (get out of your kayak safely). You’ll learn a bit about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. This class is great for beginners but anyone who has never received formal instruction will benefit. Course Covers: Safety gear, boat…

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Grass River Natural Area Community Paddle

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Willow Day Park, White Birch Lane
Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an extra special community paddle.  We are co-hosting this paddle with Grass River Natural Area to explore this special place. Grass River's naturalist will be there to share the natural history of the river. This slow paddle is scheduled for  2 hours. We will begin at Willow Day Park at 6:00 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as a group at 6:15 pm.…

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September 2019

2019 Paddle Antrim Festival

September 12 - September 14

The Paddle Antrim Festival celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan.  The Festival, always the second weekend after Labor Day, includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail in Antrim County. This choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel.  There are exits strategically placed along the route so you may go anywhere from 7 miles to all 42 miles. Local events begin Thursday…

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Jordan River Raft Trip

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jordan Valley Outfitters, 311 N Lake St
East Jordan, MI 49727 United States
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$25

Join Paddle Antrim as we team up again this year with Jordan Valley Outfitters to offer a 2 ½ mile guided family-friendly raft trip down the beautiful Jordan River. This is an opportunity to experience this wild and scenic river that you won’t want to miss and at the end we will enjoy some local cider and doughnuts. Space is limited, so make sure to register early. The trip will begin at Jordan Valley Outfitters, 311 N. Lake St, East…

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