Map and Directions


Paddle Antrim Festival Launches and Checkpoints:

Ellsworth River Park (Day 1 Launch): Bridge St/Rushton Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729 (45°09’54.5″N 85°14’23.5″W)

Central Lake Thurston Park (Day 1 Checkpoint – 7 miles): 7854 Bradford St, Central Lake, MI 49622

Bellaire Richardi Park: (Day 1 Takeout – 15 miles): N Bridge St/E Antrim St, Bellaire, MI 49615 (44°58’46.9″N 85°12’33.3″W)

Bellaire Ohio Street Launch (Day 2 Launch): Ohio St/N Bridge Ln, Bellaire, MI 49615 (44°58’40.3″N 85°12’43.9″W)

Dockside Beach (Day 2 Checkpoint 1 – 9 miles): Old Torch Lake Dr/SE Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI 49615 (44.9422394,-85.2839267)
Please note that the sandy beach is privately owned by the Dockside Restaurant and permission is given to us during the Festival to use this area.  Please be respectful of that and during other times, please use the Forest Home Township launch adjacent to the beach to the North.

Alden Harbor (Day 2 Checkpoint 2 – 14 miles): Helena Rd/Coy St, Alden, MI 49612 (44°52’52.5″N 85°16’38.6″W)

Torch Lake Bridge Launch (Day 2 Checkpoint 3 – 17 miles): Crystal Beach Rd NW/SW Torch Lake Dr, Rapid City, MI 49676  (44°51’02.2″N 85°19’41.4″W)

Chippewa Trail Road End (Day 2 Checkpoint 4 – 21 miles): Chippewa Trail Rd/Miller Rd, Rapid City, MI 49676 (44°49’58.8″N 85°21’11.1″W)

Elk Rapids Rotary Park Kayak Launch (Day 2 Takeout – 27 miles): US 31 (Closest cross street is River St), Elk Rapids, MI 49629 (44°53’48.2″N 85°24’33.8″W)

Community Paddle Locations:

Ellsworth River Park (Pig Roast): 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI 49729 (45°09’54.5″N 85°14’23.5″W)

Elk Rapids Dam Beach (Harbor Days): Dam St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 (44° 54.12840, -85° 24.85440)

Bellaire Richardi Park: (Rubber Ducky Festival): 100 E Antrim St, Bellaire, MI 49615 (44°58’46.9″N 85°12’33.3″W)

Central Lake Bradford St Boat Launch (Fall Color Paddle): 7854 Bradford St, Central Lake, MI 49622

Milton Township Park (Kewadin, MI): 7263 Cairn Hwy, Kewadin, MI 49648