Personal & Informational Sites
- Ashok Rodriguez' excellent
Michigan Kayaking site
- Kay-Yak.com - message board,
lists of clubs, paddlings locations, manufacturers
- Paddle Wise - info & discussions on safety, equipment, etc., also stories, photos
- See Kayaks kayaking directory
Canoe Trails on GORP Wes Boyd's Kayak Place -
opinions and information on boats, safety, etc.
- Michigan DNR's Natural
- Canoe & Kayak Sites - lots of additional links (on ATI Consulting's web site)
- Western Michigan Coastal Kayakers' Association
- Great Lakes Sea Kayak Club
- Lansing Oar & Paddle Club
- Traverse Area Paddle Club
- West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association
- Flint River Paddlers
- Fenton Area Paddlers
- Raw Strength and Courage Kayakers - Ann Arbor, MI
- Great Lakes
Sea Kayaking Association - Ontario
- Pete & Ed's Books - a big list of Canoeing and Kayaking Clubs around the world
- Michigan Region of the American Canoe Association
- The Water Tribe
- National Organization for Rivers - Rivers shall be "forever free." NOR provides free downloadable handouts and posters about public rights on rivers, and also offers an entire book on the subject.
- Sierra Club
- Nature Conservancy
- Chippewa Nature Center - Midland
- Headwaters Trails - Oakland County
- Perception Kayaks
- Dagger Kayaks
- Old Town Canoes & Kayaks
- New Wave Kayaks
- Walden Sports & Nigel Foster Kayaks
- Mariner Kayaks - site includes some good information on safety and rescues.
- Prijon Kayaks
- Chesapeake Light Craft - kits for fast, light wooden kayaks (ask George about these)
- Speedstroke kayak ergometer, official supplier to the 2004 Athens Olympic games - for the truly serious! See their other equipment, including boats and roof racks, at KayakPro/
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 SatelliteNavigation.com
- Northwest River Supplies
- River Connection
- Canoeing Gifts - jewelry, ornaments, magnets, etc.
- Dive & Glide
707 Washington Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
- Kayak Corral, 8075 Warner Rd, Saline, MI, 800-893-0007
- East Coast Paddlers members get a 15% discount!
- Paddle Brave Campground &
Canoe Livery, Roscommon, MI on the south branch of the Ausable
River - available for shuttle as well as rentals.
- Piragis Northwoods Company, Ely, Minnesota
- Pine River Paddlesports Center
- Michigan Association of Paddlesport Providers
- Atlantic Kayak Tours Expert Center -
a commercial outfitter in Saugerties, NY, but this section has lots of good information on kayaking technique.