5 Places to Rent Kayaks Around Metro Detroit

Where to Rent Kayaks Around Metro Detroit

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. 

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