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Paddle Antrim Current News

Applications Being Accepted for Paddle Antrim’s Ripple Effect Mini-Grant Program

 Paddle Antrim is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their 2021 Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program. This competitive grant program funds projects that protect the waterways and connect people to them. Potential projects must focus on stewardship, education, or increasing accessibility to the lakes and rivers. A list of completed projects funded by this Mini Grant Program can be found on the completed projects page.  Since… Read More »

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 »

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