The weather is finally starting to break, and there\’s only 12 days left until spring officially arrives (on the calendar at least). With warm weather on my mind, all I can think about is heading out onto the water for some kayak R&R. If you\’re like me and can\’t wait to hit the water again, here are 5 spots to rent kayaks around Metro Detroit
5 Places to Rent Kayaks Around Metro Detroit
1. 4. Detroit Outpost
11000 Freud, Detroit
5 minute paddle time away from Belle Isle, this kayak rental service is open seven days a week from dusk until dawn. Choose between a private excursion or an open paddle — either way, you’ll be able to enjoy views of the Detroit skyline while you paddle along the Detroit River.
2. Detroit River Sports
14601 Riverside Boulevard, Detroit
Detroit River Sports offers a fun and unique way to see Detroit May through October as you venture along the Detroit River and the islands of the city\’s Eastside.
3. Clinton River Canoe & Kayak Rentals
37328 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
From April to October, you can paddle down the Clinton River on trips designed for all skill levels. The routes include everything from a relaxing ride to more adventurous waters that stream through Class III rapids.
4. Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental
Huron River: Proud Lake State Park, 2775 Garden Road, Milford
Shorefishing Parking Lot: Kensington Metro Park, Martindale Drive, Milford
This rental service makes kayaking easy and convenient. Plus, it’s dog-friendly!
5. Simple Adventures Kayak Rental
Lake St. Clair Metropark: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
New Baltimore: 36300 Front Street, New Baltimore
Camp Dearborn: 1700 General Motors Road, Milford
Clinton River: 10 North River Road, Mt. Clemens
With four entrance locations around Metro Detroit, you have the option of dipping your paddle into Anchor Bay, Lake St.Clair, the Clinton River, or Camp Dearborn.
Want a more challenging paddle, hit up the Clinton River.
Looking for calmer more relaxed waters? Visit Lake St. Clair Metropark.