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Paddle Antrim Current News

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 »

Connecting Northern Michigan’s Waterways and Communities – One Paddle at a Time

Paddle Antrim is pleased to announce that the Chain of Lakes Water Trail in Northwest Michigan is officially open to the public. In 2014, efforts began to create a 100+ mile water trail – making paddling the Chain of Lakes accessible and navigable for paddlers. Now in 2021, this goal has become a reality as the non-profit organization celebrated the Chain of Lakes Water Trail Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, May… Read More »

Paddle Antrim Warns of Cold Water as Weather Warms

Northern Michigan is starting to see warmer air temperature and while the water looks tempting, Paddle Antrim warns paddlers to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened dangers of sudden, unexpected cold water immersion while on early season paddling outings. While spring is in the air and outside temperatures are warming, lake temperatures are much cooler, with Grand Traverse Bay currently only 40 degrees. When water temperatures are below 70… Read More »

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