Personal & Informational Sites


Environmental/Recreational Organizations


Maps & GPS Resources

  • TerraServer - USGS topographical maps and aerial photos online
  • Google Earth - free desktop application download
  • GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints, including GPX files), street addresses, or simple coordinates.
  • TravelByGPS - hundreds of free GPS maps and tour guides for on- and off road sightseeing.
  • MapMan - the fast way to create maps for your Garmin GPS
  • Free GPS Software - an up-to-date list
  • Compare GPS Sat Nav systems article about GPS software on

On-Line Catalogs


Other Informational Sites

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