Enjoy a weekend spent at the owner's home on 40 acres of hardwoods along the beautiful Betsie River. You’ll be treated to a series of skills workshops on Lower Herring Lake followed by a Sunday trip on Lake Michigan to practice your new skills. You will be introduced to all the basic strokes, safety skills, group rescues and even some surf technique.
Two comfortable nights lodging, several fine meals and equipment are all provided. You’ll be able to swap stories over a glass of wine next to the fireplace or have a walk through the woods to the river when you are not out on the water.Comfortable family home base for small groups of paddlers wanting to explore the area. Uncommon Adventures will only take up to 6 for each workshop with menus planned around your tastes. Paddling destinations are flexible and build around what you'd like to learn and see and whatever the weather hands us and may include Herring Lake, Lake Michigan and/or Crystal Lake.
Your Guide is an ACA kayak instructor trainer and Level 4 open water instructor carrying a full complement of safety gear, VHF radio and certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
All Group gear provided is top quality. Kayaks provided are choices between NDK models, Wilderness Systems, Dagger Stratos or Boreal Design Baffins. You will use paddles from Werner or Epic. Life Jackets are new MTI models...and yes, you will wear them.
Plans are made depending on weather conditions and what you feel like doing. Its your trip and Uncommon Adventures can always find a great place to take you paddling in almost any weather.