Recent Kayak & Paddle Board Articles

Leelanau by Kayak: 5 Favorite Lake Michigan, River & Lake Paddles

Some of the best Northern Michigan kayaking and paddling can be found in Leelanau County, including Lake Michigan along Sleeping Bear Dunes National...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 8: Plentiful Chinook & Coho

The Michigan DNR Fishing Report for the week of September 8, 2021, shows that finishing conditions are excellent in the Northwest Lower Peninsula...

A Loon, a SUP and a Northern Michigan Paddling Near Miss

A serene sunrise paddle on Duck Lake in Traverse City took a looney turn for writer Kandace Chapple. Dive in for her unwanted stand-up paddleboard...

Paddle Northern Michigan’s Beautiful Chain of Lakes Water Trail

100-plus miles. 84 access sites. 12 interconnected lakes and rivers.
1 inspired mission to create the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Get out there and...

3 New Outdoor Adventures You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan

Even if you think you’ve seen and done it all in Northern Michigan, there's always new excursions popping up! From clear kayaks to wilderness...

Lake Michigan & Crystal River Adventures at The Homestead

PAID CONTENT From stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling for fossils, the waters that surround The Homestead in Glen Arbor are waiting to be explored...


Kayak & Paddle Boarding Guides & Tips

Paddle, Boat & Float Sleeping Bear

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Paddle the Lower Platte by Moonlight

Sunrise Paddle on Traverse City's Boardman River

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Three Perfect Paddles: DayTrip, Overnight, Weekend

Kayak the Sleeping Bear Dunes Water Trail

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Paddle a Quiet Stretch of the Manistee River

Take Your Paddleboard to North Manitou Island

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