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Here’s a chance to explore and compare kayaks on the water. Let the B&P’s team guide you through the process at Stoney Lakeside Park in Lowell during a 1-hour pre-registered demo session!

Join Bill & Paul’s at this annual, free-of-charge, day long Music driven Environmental Festival.  The festival features traditional Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues and World Beat music, performed by Michigan musicians. We'll have an interactive booth with activities focused around recreational use of local waterways and ways to make water safe for drinking while playing outdoors.

The 3rd annual Gravel Bottom Paddle fest returns!  Details have yet to be finalized but save the date for the best paddling event in the greater Grand Rapids area.


An introduction to the fundamental elements of flat-water kayaking. Learn about different kayak designs, participate in equipment and safety discussions, and practice paddling and safety techniques on the water.  Students will have 2-2.5 hours of paddling time available in this program. $50 Per Person, your class fee may be applied to the purchase price of a new kayak after completing the course.

Please call 616-458-1684 or e-mail

Come join West Michigan's longest running paddlesport race!  The focus is on fun and friendly competition.  Sponsored by Bill & Paul's Sporthaus. It's free and pre-registration is not required!


Bill & Paul’s is offering free kayak rides from 11a-3:30p on the historic Lowell Mill Pond.  View the town and the Riverwalk festival from a whole new perspective! 

A course designed for new or developing kayakers who want to paddle away from shore or for fitness as well as fun. This 6 hour class will aid in negotiating wind and waves, introduce advanced boat control, and improve your off-shore safety skills.

Go Rogue is a 3.5 mile run and 3.5 mile kayak on the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan on August 12, starting at 9 am.

Do you have an event or outing you'd like listed on our events page? If it's related to hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, or paddling please send your information to

We will review your request and if its approved we'll add it to the list!