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River: A Haibun

River: A Haibun Inspired by the Six Mile-St. Claire Greenway As we launch, I ask myself what remarkable thing will happen on this river, in this sprawling wetland spotted with low-growth shrubbery and ruined forest. It is the wrong question. First, we must launch.  The wet deck, a platform of treated lumber thrusts over the river like a sturdy hand, but that structure doesn’t make stepping down to river level… Read More »

Over 160 Paddlers Took to the Chain of Lakes Water Trail Northern Michigan’s Premier Paddling Festival

From September 14th to 16th, the 8th annual Paddle Antrim Festival brought together over 250 paddlers and volunteers in a spirited celebration. This dynamic event was marked by the participation of more than 160 paddlers who navigated the scenic expanse of the Chain of Lakes Water Trail over two invigorating days, with some accomplishing distances of up to 42 miles. The Paddle Antrim Festival, spanning three days, includes two days… Read More »

Paddle Antrim Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Paddle Antrim, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting water protection and supporting paddling opportunities on the Chain of Lakes Water Trail, is pleased to announce the appointment of two esteemed individuals, Gary Buczkowski and Sue Haadsma-Svensson, to its board of directors. Both officially joined the board in June 2023, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the organization’s mission. Haadsma-Svensson is a passionate outdoor… Read More »

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