Where To Go Kayaking and Paddle Boarding In Michigan

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March 8th 2017
Published: March 8th 2017
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Perhaps what makes Michigan so well-known for paddle boating and kayaking is that it’s a state in the Great Lakes. Its very name, Michigan, is derived from the indigenous word, mishigamaa, of the language Ojibwe. Mishigamaa directly translate to “big water”.

It’s no surprise then, that the state is so popular for its outdoor recreation and water-based activities. If you’re looking for somewhere to go on vacation, with your friends, family, or even alone, then Michigan should be the top on your list of states to visit.

Below, you can find three locations that will provide you and your family with the best kayaking and paddle boarding.

Paddling Michigan

Here, you can choose between a large variety of packages; including but not exclusive to, Pictured Rocks Package. Here, you can go paddling and kayaking for three nights. Perhaps one of the best packages you’ll find, this is one that provides you with more than outdoor recreation.

With the tour you get full access to the SUPs and the latest carbon fiber paddles along with kayaks. Free entrees for breakfast and dinner are included at the Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden. One popular upgrade is a tour of a shipwreck; this is definitely worth the extra money.

After all of this, who wouldn’t want to spend an entire weekend? For three days, this package costs about a thousand dollars for two people; therefore, it’ll be five hundred dollars if you split it between yourself and another person.

Riverside Canoe Trips

With over fifty reviews and four on five stars, Riverside is one of the best places for you to enjoy. Beyond just kayaking and paddle boarding, you can also go tubing on the vast water of the Platte River. On your trip, you can expect a kayak, a life preserver and a shuttle service included in the total price of your trip. Not only this, but Riverside Canoes is inside the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Third Coast Paddling

One of this location’s slogans is, “Good vibes and natural highs”. What else could a person possibly want? Third Coast Paddling is located in Southwest Michigan and is ideal for anyone, of any age and level of experience. You don’t even have to make a reservation; in fact, they only accept reservations for groups of ten or more people. Otherwise, simply show up and get on the water!

You can get a kayak for twenty dollars per hour, as well as paddleboards for the same price. There are beautiful beaches and winding rivers that will provide you with the absolute best scenery; so, make sure you bring your camera to keep those memories forever.

Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. It’s the only one with two peninsulas, which make it absolutely unique and will provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience. The above three locations are some of the best that Michigan has to offer, which is why they should be at the absolute top on your list of places to visit.


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