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

Belle Isle Paddle Beach

Clinton River MI Paddle Group

Detroit River Sports

Detroit Kayak and Paddle boarding

Flint River Watershed Coalition

Flint River Paddlers

Grand Rapids Paddle Club

Great Lakes Paddlers

Kayaking Community (Michigan)

Kayak Corral

Kayakers of Eastern Michigan University

Kalamazoo and Kayak Clubs

Lansing Oar & Paddle Club

Mackinaw Canoe Club

Michigan Association of Paddlesports Providers

Michigan Paddle Sports

Michigan Kayaking / Canoeing

Michigan River Rats

Northern Michigan Paddling Club

Pluck’n’Paddle – Bay City

South East Michigan Kayaking

Southwest Michigan Kayak Club

Traverse Area Paddle Club

West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association

West Michigan Kayakers