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 $250-$1,000. Our Water Trail Champions are recognized with their name or logo printed on an access site sign. Availability is limited, Paddle Antrim asks that you consider a three-year commitment as a Water Trail Champion.

Access Sites –

  • Recognition on Kiosk. Donation of $500/year, no more than two names per sign panel. Guaranteed sole name on sign for $1,000/year.
  • Recognition on Wayfinding Sign. Donation of $500/year, sole name on sign panel.

Emergency Access Sites –

  • Wayfinding Signage Recognition. Donation of $250, sole name on sign panel.

Become a Water Trail Champion


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

Pearl’s New Orlean’s Kitchen

Short’s Brewing Company

Stoney Cabin Toys

Swim To You Boutique

Torch Lake Beer Co.