Beaver Island Water Trail

Kayaking the Beaver Island Water Trail

  Beaver Island is an amazing sea kayak destination. With the addition of the new Beaver Island Water Trail, it just gets better! It’s rather special to me since it is where I had my first sea kayak lessons. Being a remote island in Northern Lake Michigan, the water is clear (and cold), the...

Upcoming 2020 Michigan Kayak Symposiums

Kayak rescue

Symposiums are a great way to learn kayaking skills. Taught by experienced paddlers, typically, ACA or BCU certified coaches; one can learn an incredible amount of useful information in a fun, safe, hands-on environment. 31st Annual WMCKA Symposium Montague, MI 22nd TO 25th, 2020 Port Austin Kayak Symposium Port Austin, MI Friday, June 19...

The Famous Blue IKEA Bag

Stuff. Lots of stuff. Kayaking involves plenty of stuff. Carrying all this stuff from your car to your kayak and vice versa can be a logistical juggling act that even Tenzing Norgay would subcontract out. Since Sherpas and kayaking don't really go together let us consider something a bit more practical, the IKEA Frakta...

Kayaking Lake Huron and Thunder Bay

Lake Huron

Years back, before I had any formal training in Sea Kayaking, I found myself in Lake Huron with three other friends. We had a great time on that trip but in retrospect we made so many mistakes that could have been easily averted. Lake Huron's Thunder Bay is located near Alpena, Michigan. Known for...

Kayaking Beaver Island

“Look, there’s a kayak school in the middle of Lake Michigan!” I said to my wife. We were looking for something to do for our summer vacation and I had often wondered what Beaver Island had to offer. I had seen the island on the map before and wondered what was there. So after...

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