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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

Flat Water Rescue Class - Wednesday June 27

  For details, see

 Paddle Antrim 2018  Summer Paddling Schedule

Go to for more information on all of the following events. 

Community Paddles - June 15, July 2, August 1 & August 15. All ages and paddle crafts are invited to join us for these one hour slow paddles throughout the Chain of Lakes.  Free and no pre-registtration is required.




Kayak Rescues - $90 - July 6. 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.

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding $90 - July 6. 5 PM - 8:30 PM, Birch Lake, Elk Rapids, 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.

Coastal Kayaking Immersion Class - $150 - July 7- This all day class combines the Intro to Kayaking and the Next Steps Classes in one day.

Kids Intro to Kayaking - $40 - July 12, July 25.  
A great way to introduce kids to kayaking through games, exploration and play.  Ages 7 - 13. 

Intro to Kayaking - $90 - July 17, August 21, September 13. 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
$90 – July 19, August 23. 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.

Paddle Antrim Festival
September 13 – 15.  Celebrate with a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail - 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 29.  Join us as we team up with Jordan Valley Outfitters to offer a 2 1/2 mile guided family-friendly raft trip down the beauytiful Jordan River.  Come experience this wild and scenic river!