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 are $350 + a one time $50 sign fabrication fee. Our Water Trail Champions are recognized with their name or logo printed on an access site sign. Availability is limited.


  • Recognition at highly visible and visited access sites on Kiosk or Wayfinding
    • Sign Kiosk panels are 10″x 5.75″
    • Wayfinding panels are 5.25″ x 14″
  • Included in our Water Trail Champion website listing (can include a link if applicable)
  • Social media recognition 

Become a Water Trail Champion


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 Resort and Spa

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

Little Traverse Conservancy

Pearl’s New Orlean’s Kitchen

Short’s Brewing Company

Stoney Cabin Toys

Swim To You Boutique

Torch Lake Beer Co.

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