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Upcoming Events

All in-Stock Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards at this season’s best prices!

We have models from Dagger, Perception, Wilderness System, Eddyline, Old Town, NuCanoe, Hurricane, Boardworks and more! 


We're celebrating the beginning of the season with an end-of-the-sale-month extravaganza! Join our Used Kayak Swap, save 20% on car racks, get extra discounts on accessories when you purchase a kayak, play games, hang by the grill and more! Don't Miss The Fun!


Interested in learning about multi-day backpacking? Join the Scouts in this wonderful 2 step program. During the April 13th event, you’ll be indoors.  During the weekend of May 3-5 you’ll be able to practice in a controlled outdoor environment.  Both events are open to the public.


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) offered by Wilderness Medical Associates is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. and 45 hours of in-class instruction. 

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.



The WMCKA Symposium offers Adult and Youth paddling classes and fun. Geared towards the beginning to intermediate kayaker, the WMCKA Symposium offers 2 1/2 days of jam-packed kayak instruction with a very low student / instructor ratio. Instruction takes place on and in the warm water of Big Blue Lake. On land instruction takes place on the grounds of Camp Pendalouan which offers you all the comforts of home.


Join Bill  & Paul's, LGROW, and others on June 1st in cleaning up a local waterway.




The largest adventure race in the U.S. Capped at 500 racers and expected to sell out!




Experience the best outdoor adventure experience in the Traverse City area by canoe, bike and on foot, navigating by map and compass.


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!