Volunteer Coffee Hour

Drop in at M88 Morning Grind (614 E Cayuga St)  in Bellaire between 9:00 and 10:00 am on July 13 to connect over a cup of coffee and chat about our volunteer opportunities. This event is open to current and prospective Paddle Antrim volunteers. We hope to see you there!

MI Paddle Steward Training July 17th

Milton Township Waterfront Park 7263 Cairn Hwy, Kewadin, MI, United States

Register Now Join local conservation professionals in Northwest Michigan to learn how you can contribute to our work while you are out paddling and playing on the water! You will learn how to identify and report invasive species while preventing their spread. We are thrilled to partner with CAKE CISMA on this training. The class will include off-water and on-water instruction. Join us on Monday July 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm… Read More »

2023 Elk Rapids Garden Walk – Keep it Blue

The Elk Rapids Garden Club is thrilled to announce that their 2023 Garden Walk will be held on Tuesday, July 18 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm! This year’s Garden Walk theme is “Keep it Blue: Celebrate Water.” BUY eTICKETS ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../elk-rapids-garden-walk... You will receive the link to our Garden Walk Google Map with all of this year's garden locations right in your eTicket when it arrives to your email.… Read More »

Kids Kayaking Class – July 18 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Ellsworth 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 »

$30

Kids Kayaking Class – July 18 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Ellsworth 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 »

$30

Kayaking Next Steps | July 19

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

Register Today! Class will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) 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 »

$75

St. Clair Lake-Six Mile Lake Natural Area Community Paddle

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, Little Traverse Conservancy, and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy through the St. Clair Lake – Six Mile Lake Natural Area. CAKE CISMA (The Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Serving Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet Counties ) will also join us for this community paddle to give brief remarks about identifying and reporting invasives… Read More »

Kids Kayaking Class – July 21 | 2:00 – 4:00 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 »

$30

Kayaking Essentials Classes – July 21 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM

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

Register Today! Class will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI) 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. You will… Read More »

$45

Kayaking Essentials Class – July 26 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Register Today! Class will be held at: Arbutus Lake, No 5, Traverse City, MI (http://www.gtrec.org/facility.asp?ait=av&aid=18) 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. You… Read More »

$45

Elk Rapids Harbor Days Community Paddle

Elk Rapids Rotary Park 305 US-31, Elk Rapids, MI, United States

Complete Waiver Grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle on the Elk River as a kick off to Elk Rapids Harbor Days. This hour long slow paddle will begin at Elk Rapid’s Rotary Park at 6:00 pm to check in and we will launch  as a group at 6:15 pm. Paddle Antrim encourage all ages and types of paddle crafts… Read More »

Traverse City Horse Show – Jump Into the Action

Support Grass River Natural Area and Paddle Antrim at Traverse City Horse Shows! Don't miss the $200,000 Major League Show Jumping Team Competition on Friday, August 4, for an unforgettable time filled with delicious food, drinks, family fun, and elite-level show jumping. Plus, your ticket purchase will benefit Paddle Antrim and Grass River Natural Area. Click HERE to purchase tickets today. About Traverse City Horse Shows Traverse City Horse Shows… Read More »

Bellaire Community Paddle With Short’s Brewing Company

Richardi Park 100 E Antrim St, Bellaire, MI, United States

Complete Waiver Throw on your Chacos and grab your paddleboard, kayak or paddle craft of choice and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing evening paddle on the Intermediate River as a lead up to Bellaire’s Rubber Ducky Festival & Race.  This community paddle is sponsored by Short's Brewing Company with special guests Chaco Footwear.  This hour long slow paddle on the Intermediate River  will begin at Bellaire’s Richardi Park (100… Read More »

Paddle Antrim Festival 2023

The Paddle Antrim Festival celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan. The Festival, always the second weekend after Labor Day, includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. This choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel. There are exits strategically placed along the route so you may go anywhere… Read More »

Volunteer Coffee Hour

Tuesday, February 27 | 9 - 10 AM @Happy Camper Coffee in Elk Rapids (212 River Street) Join us for a delightful volunteer coffee hour at Happy Camper Coffee in Elk Rapids! This informal gathering is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow volunteers and brighten up the winter season. Let's share stories, exchange ideas, and discuss exciting volunteer opportunities and more over a warm cup of coffee. Whether you're a… Read More »

Paddling Film Festival in Traverse City

Traverse City Civic Center 1213 W Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI, United States

Each year since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has showcased the very best paddling films from around the world. The time is quickly approaching again for this fun and motivating annual event, showcasing the incredible realm of adventure paddle sports, and breathtaking cinematography. Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation is excited to bring the World Tour Paddling Film Festival to Northern Michigan, Thursday, April 25, 2024. From whitewater action to sea… Read More »

Paddle Antrim Festival 2024

The Paddle Antrim Festival celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan. The Festival, always the second weekend after Labor Day, includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. This choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel. There are exits strategically placed along the route so you may go anywhere… Read More »

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 »

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