Water Trail Champions

Water Trail Champions are supporters of Paddle Antrim and the Chain of Lakes Water Trail who sponsor a sign at a water trail access site. These funds are vital to maintain the water trail and support Paddle Antrim’s mission to protect the waterways and improve access for paddle sports. Annual sponsorships range from $500-$4,000. Our Water Trail Champions are recognized with their name or logo printed on an access site sign. Availability is limited. Contact Ellie Kirkpatrick at ellie@paddleantrim.com for more information. 

Village Trailheads –

  •  Kiosk Recognition. Donations of $2,000/year, no more than 2 names per sign. Guaranteed sole name on sign for
    $4,000/year.
  • Wayfinding Signage Recognition. Donations of $2,000/year, sole name on sign.

Trailheads & Access Sites –

  • Kiosk Recognition. Donations of $1,000/year, no more than 2 names per sign. Guaranteed sole name on sign for
    $2,000/year.
  • Wayfinding Signage Recognition. Donations of $1,000/year, sole name on sign.

Emergency Access Sites –

  • Wayfinding Signage Recognition. Donations of $500, sole name on sign.

Become a Water Trail Champion

Kiosk

Wayfinding Sign

Emergency Wayfinding Sign

Kiosk Recognition Examples

Wayfinding Recognition Examples

We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their support as Water Trail Champions:

Bellaire Downtown Development Authority

Cellar 152

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Chris and Merrie Corbett

Daniel and Heather Beem

DTE Energy Foundation

Eberhart and Stevens Families

Elk Rapids Marina

Frey Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

Little Traverse Conservancy

Mindy Theis

Shanty Creek Resorts

Short’s Brewing Company