10 Year Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

Join us on Saturday, June 1st, at Bellaire's Richardi Park for a paddling season kick-off on Intermediate River, followed by a gathering at Short's Beer Garden. We look forward to kicking off our 10th paddling season with friends and supporters. The community paddle portion of this event will run from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, followed by a gathering at Short's Beer Garden just down the road from 3:30 - 5:00… Read More »

Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Training

Ellsworth River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) REGISTER TODAY  Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (PSF) certification program teaches basic safety and paddling knowledge, as well as simple rescue skills. The training for this certification includes general on water safety and kayaking. With this training, participants will be able to introduce paddlecraft safety and knowledge beginning paddlers in a land-based setting. This is great training for livery staff,… Read More »

$75

Green Elk Rapids Nature Fest 2024

On Saturday, June 8th, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, all are invited to come out and connect with our incredible local network of people and organizations at Elk Rapids Veterans Memorial Park during Nature Fest! Paddle Antrim will host a booth with Elk Rapids Trail Alliance.    Returning for the second time, Nature Fest is a large gathering of over fifty organizations that promote environmental wellbeing in our area.… Read More »

Ellsworth Community Paddle | Invasive Species Identification

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Grab your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing paddle on Ellsworth Lake as part of the Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This leisurely paddle begins at River Park (6625 Bridge St). Check-in begins at 6:30 pm, and we will launch as a group at 6:45 pm. We're thrilled to have CAKE CISMA join us during this community paddle to educate paddlers on being good stewards of our… Read More »

TC Horse Show | Paddle Antrim Benefit | June 15

Support Paddle Antrim by attending the June 15 Traverse City Horse Show! All general admissions tickets sold on June 15 and 16 will be donated to Paddle Antrim to support our mission. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.  About the June 15th Horse Show: USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship: Join Traverse City Horse Shows for a showcase of equestrian talent at Flintfields Horse Park. Witness elite riders and horses from around… Read More »

TC Horse Show | Paddle Antrim Benefit | June 16

Support Paddle Antrim by attending the June 16 Traverse City Horse Show! All general admissions tickets sold on June 15 and 16 will be donated to Paddle Antrim to support our mission. CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket to the June 16 show.  About the June 16 Horse Show: $182,000 Southern Arches 4* Grand Prix: Join Traverse City Horse Shows for a showcase of equestrian talent at Flintfields Horse Park. Witness elite… Read More »

Morning Birding Paddle with Grass River Natural Area

Willow Day Park White Birch Lane, Bellaire, MI, United States

Join Paddle Antrim and Grass River Natural Area for an unforgettable birding paddle adventure! Grab your paddleboard, kayak, or preferred watercraft and embark on a journey to explore the natural beauty and diverse birdlife of Grass River. Led by Grass River's knowledgeable education director and seasoned birder, this leisurely paddle will offer opportunities to identify birds and learn about the rich history of the area. Set aside one hour of… Read More »

Kids Kayaking Class – June 26 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Register Today! Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Kayaking Essentials Class – June 26 | 2:30 – 5:30 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! This class teaches paddlers the basics for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. You’ll learn about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. Learn how to make the kayak go where you want it to go and basic safety skills needed on the water.… Read More »

$50

Kids Kayaking Class – June 27 | 11:00 – 1:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Kids Kayaking Class – June 27 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Central Lake Community Paddle

Thurston Park 7854 E Bradford St,, Central Lake

Grab your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle out of Central Lake. This hour-long slow paddle will meet at Central Lake’s Thurston Park, near the pavilion at 6:30 pm and launch at 6:45 pm. We encourage all ages and types of paddle crafts to join us on the water for our  slow paddles. Community paddles last approximately one hour on the water, are… Read More »

Level 1 Intro to Kayaking Class – June 29 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! The Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) skills course is an introductory program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on the water. Topics covered include: personal and group equipment, on and off water safety and etiquette, safe launching and landing, strokes to maneuver your boat forward, backward, stopping,… Read More »

$90

Kayaking Next Steps/Rescues – July 23 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! This all-day class is for those who may have taken one of our Kayaking Essentials (or another class) and want to continue to work on their skills and learn new skills. We will go over basic stroke techniques including bracing and edging. We will work on rescue techniques including self rescues and t-rescues.  Because a portion… Read More »

$80

Kids Kayaking Class – July 24 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Kids Kayaking Class – July 24 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Native Plant Identification Community Paddle – St. Clair Lake-Six Mile Lake Natural Area

St. Clair Lake DNR Boat Access Site 9400 6 mile lake Rd, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice for an amazing evening paddle with Paddle Antrim and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC) through the St. Clair Lake – Six Mile Lake Natural Area. The paddle will begin at St. Clair Lake DNR Boat Access Site (9400 Six Mile Lake Road) at 6:00 pm to check in. At 6:15 pm GTRLC will give remarks and we will launch as… Read More »

Kids Kayaking Class – July 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! Our kids’ class is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of kayaking. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with a goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on… Read More »

$35

Kayaking Essentials Class – July 27 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! This class teaches paddlers the basics for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. You’ll learn about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. Learn how to make the kayak go where you want it to go and basic safety skills needed on the water.… Read More »

$50

Kayaking Essentials Class – July 31 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM

River Park 6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI, United States

Class will be held at River Park in Ellsworth (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) Register Today! This class teaches paddlers the basics for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. You’ll learn about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. Learn how to make the kayak go where you want it to go and basic safety skills needed on the water.… Read More »

$50

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