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Traverse Area Paddle Club

Remember: all TAPC outings are listed on our event calendar and are color coded using this scheme:


Small Inland Lakes   

Great Lakes   

Easy Rivers 

Intermediate Rivers  

Difficult Rivers 
Clean-up Trips 

Out-of-town Trips 

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Paddling events, activities and classes

Paddle Antrim 2018  Summer Paddling Schedule Many Classes and Events are offered. 
Go to for more information than we have here.

All ages and paddle crafts are invited to join us for these one hour slow paddles at different
locations throughout the Chain of Lakes. Free and no pre-registration is required.

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding $90- June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Birch Lake, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Coastal Kayaking Immersion Class $150 – June 8th  9:00 am - 4:30 pm, also offered June 13th, & July 7th
This all day class combines the Intro to Kayaking and Next Steps Classes in one day

Intro to Kayaking Class $90– June 12th, July 17th, August 21st, & September 13th

This 1⁄2 day class gives paddlers the fundamentals for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe
way. Great for new paddlers & those who have been paddling for a while without formal instruction.

Next Steps for Kayaking Class ($?)– July 19th & August 23rd

This 1⁄2 day class is the next class for paddlers who have taken the Intro to Kayaking Class. Focusing
on tuning strokes and learning other important skills like rescues, edging, and beginning bracing.
Kayak Rescues Class – July 6th ($90)
An informative, energizing and very experiential learning session as we explore the best solutions to
when (not if) we end up in the water out of our boats. This course is for ALL levels of paddlers.

Paddle Antrim Festival – September 13th – 15th
Celebrate with a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail and includes three
days of live music & food/drinks. This choose your own adventure allows you to paddle one or both
days and decide how far to travel, great for all levels of paddlers.

Jordan River Raft Excursion – September 29th

Join us as we team up with Jordan Valley Outfitters to offer a 2 1⁄2 mile guided family-friendly raft
trip down the beautiful Jordan River. Come experience this wild and scenic river!
Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding Class – June 8th & July 6th
As the fastest growing paddle sport, join us to clean up your strokes and board control. Great for
new paddlers and those who have been paddling for a while without formal instruction.