Thumb Water Trail & EC Paddlers on Channel 5 News

WNEM Channel 5 News did a very nice piece on the Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail as part of their Hidden Travel Gems series. Three East Coast Paddlers members, Ray Denno, Dave Robertson and John Neal, were interviewed and can be seen paddling off the Thumb shoreline. To view the video, go to

New to Kayaking?

Don't know how to get started? Which boat to buy? How to learn without embarrassment? What if it tips over? Do I have to roll the kayak?

We were all beginners once and we'd be happy to help you with the basics. Before you even buy a boat, why not stop in at our monthly meeting (see the Paddlers Calendar) for some friendly advice from experienced paddlers. Whether you're interested in calm afternoons on one of Michigan's beautiful lakes and rivers or two weeks in the wilderness, we can help - we've been there.

To ask any questions or to contact the group for any reason, please send an e-mail to