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Paddle Antrim Current News

Grant Program Benefits Northern Michigan Waterways

Paddle Antrim is pleased to announce they will award $4,627 to four projects that benefit Northern Michigan’s waterways through their Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program. Paddle Antrim’s Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program is fully funded through earned income from the nonprofit’s events such as the Paddle Antrim Festival as well as paddling classes. “A portion of the income we earn through our events goes directly into this program,” said Deana… Read More »

Proper Cold-Water Gear and PFDs Save Lives as Water Temperatures Drop

Paddle Antrim warns paddlers to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened dangers of sudden, unexpected cold-water immersion while on late season paddling outings. “Whenever paddlers are out on the water, they should dress with the assumption they may end up in the water,” says Deana Jerdee, Paddle Antrim Executive Director. “Paddling is like any other sport,  you need to wear the proper gear and have the proper skills to… Read More »

Over 200 Paddlers Took to the Chain of Lakes Water Trail for the 7th Paddle Antrim Festival

Over 280 paddlers and volunteers came out September 15 – 17 to celebrate the 7th annual Paddle Antrim Festival. This event was highlighted by over 200 paddlers taking to the Chain of Lakes Water Trail over two days – some completing as many as 42 miles.  The Paddle Antrim Festival is a three-day event with two days of paddling. Paddlers start in Ellsworth and go anywhere from 7 – 42… Read More »

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