Paddling Michigan Blog


Being Outside Is Good For You

By Matt Ricketts / June 26, 2018

If you need another reason to plan your Paddling Michigan adventure, now you have one – it’s good for you! More and more research is…

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Make Memories After Graduation with Paddling Michigan

By Matt Ricketts / June 19, 2018

The doors of the school have closed and the graduation parties are over, but you still want some final summer fun before you all wander…

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Discover Why Grand Island Is So Grand

By Matt Ricketts / June 12, 2018

Ways to Experience Grand Island   A little over a half-mile off the shores of Munising, MI, sits Grand Island. As part of the Hiawatha…

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Treat Your Dad This Father’s Day With a Paddling Michigan Adventure

By Matt Ricketts / June 5, 2018

When you’re looking to make your dad happy this Father’s Day, keep Munising and Paddling Michigan in mind. Whether you’re here for a kayaking day…

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Pictured Rocks Days 2018

By Matt Ricketts / May 29, 2018

Munising, MI and its Pictured Rocks attract visitors the world over, but there’s one weekend a year the area dedicates to locals – Pictured Rocks…

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5 Fun Things to Do in Munising

By Matt Ricketts / May 22, 2018

When you make your way to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, expect to slow down and enjoy the calm of nature. Just because it’s quiet, though, don’t expect to be bored. Though there are countless activities to keep you and your family busy in the U.P., don’t leave Munising before you tackle of a few of these fun things to do.

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Every Kid in a Park Program for Your Family

By Matt Ricketts / May 15, 2018

There’s a new government program that is offering access to federal lands and waters to children for free. Fourth graders and their guests can get cards or vouchers by participating in the Every Kid in a Park federal program.

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Run in the 43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Race This June

By Matt Ricketts / May 8, 2018

Need another reason to visit Munising for your Paddling Michigan adventure? Come be part of the 43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race. This summer, join runners from across the state for a half marathon or 10K along the gorgeous shores of Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks.

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Up Close and Personal – My Day Paddling Michigan – Part 2

By Matt Ricketts / May 1, 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of My Day Paddling Michigan. You can read Part 1 of my adventure previously posted in the Paddling Michigan blog. Part 1 “Ready, Set, Go!” includes details of how I prepared for my kayaking trip with Paddling Michigan. Now for Part 2, which describes my day spent on the water.

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My Day Paddling Michigan – Part 1

By Matt Ricketts / April 27, 2018

If you live in the midwest, you’ve seen the Pure Michigan campaign enticing you to visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Maybe you’ve even seen Kid Rock celebrating the area in his ‘Born Free’ video. Well, it’s time you take Pictured Rocks off your bucket list of places to visit, and get there!

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