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Planning Your Two Day Adventure on the Chain of Lakes Water Trail

Photo Credit: Pure Michigan  The Chain of Lakes Water Trail is a 100+ mile water trail that spans four counties: Charlevoix, Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Kalkaska. Best suited for day trips, the water trail has experiences appropriate for all paddling levels from beginner to advanced. The small lakes and meandering rivers in the Upper Chain are great for beginners or anyone who loves a peaceful paddle filled with rare wildlife.… Read More »

Become a Wellspring Supporter – Help us Keep our Waters Pristine

Do you love our waterways and want to keep them clean for generations to come? At Paddle Antrim we know that connecting people to our waterways through paddle sports is key to keeping our waterways pristine. Increasing water resource protection is also critical to the economic vitality of this region which is largely driven by water tourism.  A wellspring is a source/head of a spring, stream, or river. A continual… Read More »

Non-Competitive Two-Day Paddling Event on Northern Michigan Water Trail

Registration is now open for the 2021 Paddle Antrim Festival, September 16th-18th. Now in its sixth year the Paddle Antrim Festival is the best way to experience the Chain of Lakes Water Trail and the quaint lakeside communities surrounding the trail. This fun, non-competitive event provides opportunities for all levels of paddlers to participate one or two days and paddle 7 to 42 miles. This event highlights the wide-range of… Read More »

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