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July 2018

Kids Intro to Kayaking 7/25/18

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ellsworth River Park, 6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49279 United States
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$40

Kids Intro to Kayaking Class 7-25-18 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…

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Jordan River Clean Sweep

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join the Antrim Conservation District, Paddle Antrim and other partners for a day of boating and river cleaning! We'll meet at Graves Crossing launch at 9:30am and pick up trash along the river in canoes and end at Webster Bridge Rd around 1:00pm. Canoes and lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to Antrim C.D.'s Huron Pines AmeriCorps member & Stewardship Coordinator, Brian Talsma, at (231) 753-8312 or btalsma.acd@gmail,com Information for this event can also be found on our website: https://www.antrimcd.com/jordan-river-clean-sweep.html Project…

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August 2018

Elk Rapids Sunset Paddle

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dam Beach, Dam Rd
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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Free

Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing sunset paddle on Grand Traverse Bay as part of Elk Rapids Harbor Days. This hour long slow paddle will begin at Elk Rapid’s Dam Beach at 7:00 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as a group at 7:30 pm. Paddle Antrim encourage all ages and types of paddle crafts to join us on the water for these slow paddles. These paddles last…

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Bellaire Evening Paddle

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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. This hour long slow paddle will begin at Bellaire’s Intermediate River at 6:30 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as a group at 7:00 pm. Paddle Antrim encourage all ages and types of paddle crafts to join us on the water for these slow paddles. These paddles…

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Intro to Kayaking

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gorham Beach Park, 900 Gorham Beach Rd
Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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$90

This class is to give 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…

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Next Steps for Kayaking Class

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gorham Beach Park, 900 Gorham Beach Rd
Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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$90

Student to instructor ratio: 5:1 maximum — $90/person This class is non-refundable. This is the next step for paddlers who have taken the Introduction to Kayaking or paddled for a while and are comfortable exiting your boat. The class focuses on boat control, safety and building confidence. Skills include basic rescues, edging, and beginning bracing. Course Covers: boat control – edging/stability, capsize prevention – bracing, moving sideways – draws & sculling, safety rescues, efficient forward stroke, turns. Required equipment includes…

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Kewadin Community Paddle

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Milton Township Park, 7263 Cairn Hwy
Kewadin, MI 49648 United States
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Free

Grab your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle on Northern Elk Lake. This slow paddle will begin at Milton Township Park (7263 Cairn Hwy) at the only universal access launch on the Chain of Lakes. Meet at 6:00 pm to check in and we will launch promptly as a group at 6:30 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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September 2018

Paddle Antrim Festival

September 13 - September 15

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 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jordan Valley Outfitters, 311 N Lake St
East Jordan, MI 49727 United States
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$40

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Join Paddle Antrim as we team up 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.…

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