Here is your free in-depth guide for all things kayaking, promoted by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. This is part of our Get Out and Get Healthy campaign, encouraging free outdoor fun in Michigan. This resource page includes helpful tips such as how to select the right kayak or which kayaking associations to join. 

Introduction Video

This video will show you low cost ways to get paddling on Michigan’s lakes and rivers. 

How to Start Kayaking

Selecting a Kayak

Beginner Tips

Where to Kayak

Platte River

Manistee River

Join a Kayaking Club or Association

Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail

https://www.facebook.com/bangorsouthhavenheritagewatertrail/

Belle Isle Paddle Beach

https://www.facebook.com/Belle-Isle-Paddle-Beach-1998283863726759/

Clinton River MI Paddle Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1877472705871106/

Detroit River Sports

https://www.facebook.com/DetroitRiverSports/

Detroit Kayak and Paddle boarding

https://www.facebook.com/Detroit-kayak-Paddle-boarding-1723607854550769/

Flint River Watershed Coalition

https://www.facebook.com/flintriverwatershed/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAAw-J3lgUYR3DA8W0gPdu_4Jx4Wr1azH2wrYrr_l9ao_Y8mIsRCbwPDkvTo5uaNfHrcmj-hi9uBKen

Flint River Paddlers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/347024692359067/

Grand Rapids Paddle Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/259914634505301/

Great Lakes Paddlers

https://www.greatlakespaddlers.com

Kayaking Community (Michigan)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/154332908317132/

Kayak Corral

http://www.kayakcorral.com/clubs_instruction.htm

Kayakers of Eastern Michigan University

https://www.facebook.com/Kayak.EMU/

Kalamazoo and Kayak Clubs

https://www.facebook.com/KCKCPaddlers

Lansing Oar & Paddle Club

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lansing-Oar-Paddle-Club/115639168465955

Mackinaw Canoe Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131880850253606/

Michigan Association of Paddlesports Providers

https://michigancanoe.com

Michigan Paddle Sports 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MichiganPaddleSports/

Michigan Kayaking / Canoeing

https://www.facebook.com/MidMichiganKayakingInfo/

Michigan River Rats 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/323473158104958/

Northern Michigan Paddling Club

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Amateur-Sports-Team/Northern-Michigan-Paddling-Club-257842647626225/

Pluck’n’Paddle – Bay City

https://www.facebook.com/groups/859147474438572/

South East Michigan Kayaking

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159625453088/

Southwest Michigan Kayak Club

https://www.facebook.com/South-West-Michigan-Kayak-Club-1024074831105538/

Traverse Area Paddle Club

https://www.traverseareapaddleclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=813410&module_id=53410

West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association 

https://wmcka.org

West Michigan Kayakers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/245452732238952/