Kayak & Paddle Boarding + Cookout

  • August 2, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Do you enjoy being on the water? We are planning on a great afternoon of paddle boarding and kayaking around Island Lake Rec area (optionally going into Kent Lake @ Kensington Rec area)

Don't worry if you don't have a kayak or paddle board. Island lake rents kayaks and I am making arrangements for some rental SUP Boards to be available and maybe demo boards as well if there is enough interest. Don't worry if you don't know how to SUP, there will be experienced people around to help. 

If you don't want to be on the water there are bike paths and areas to swim at as well. 

Staring around 4:30 pm we will plan on cooking on one of the grills at the park, bring some cookables and something to share I will bring charcoal and foil for the grill.  

Please RSVP and let me know if you are interested in a SUP rental, we need to have a minimum amount in order for them to bring the boards. 

To rent, please contact Cathy @[masked] cell or[masked] to RSVP and pay for SUP rental.

For kayak/canoe rental, please check http://heavnercanoe.com/island-lake

This is a state park, so you will need to make sure you have a state park pass or pay at the gate.

***UPDATE****

Ok.. Details :) 
Here is the current list of people & #'s I have. Please let me know if you are not listed here. I will assume everyone else has their own SUP/Kayak. 


SUP (want to rent)

Shannon

Jennifer (demo)

CT

Emily

Phil

Kim (demo)

Josh

Kayak (want to rent)

Fred

Jim G/jennifer (already reserved)

Michael

Alice (3 kayaks) 

Vigneswaran (2 Kayak)

Corinne (canoe)

Fred 


LOGISTICS
I talked to Al & Cathy today.
Cathy (SUP) has a class that will be done around 12:30, so between 12:30-1 will be getting us settled then doing a quick class for people 1-1:20. If people are interested in a longer lesson, she will continue to do a lesson till 2, or will just let us go. Cost is $35 for 2 hrs, $10 for another hr (from 1-4). Please call Cathy to make arrangements to rent she needs to know by Friday afternoon.  


Al (Canoe/Kayak) you need to email him ([masked] tell him you are with MAC) by Friday morning (24hr ahead) to reserve a canoe/kayak. If you do, you will get a 10% discount off of normal price $27 for 2 hours and $31 for 4 hours.  If you do not reserve before Friday, it will be 1st come for the kayaks. So, please email him.

 

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  • John R.

    My app shows 0% chance of rain...lol

    3 · August 1

    • Jennifer

      Where were you yesterday?

      August 3

  • Kim

    Had a great time. Thank you Troy for the hard work putting it together. Enjoyed the food and meeting everyone!!

    3 · August 3

  • Troy

    Thanks everyone for attending. I will probably do another event like this (kayak, sup, food) on Aug 23rd So keep looking for it. Troy

    5 · August 2

  • Wendy P.

    Great day paddling on the water and grilling with some fun adventuresome folks. Here's a link to a Youtube MAC playlist which has a video I took of today along with some other silly videos of my adventures with MAC. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxCGMeI4I4U3SVSvvuzsLryvQyT0DXeUS

    4 · August 2

  • Jack H.

    Great fun and great people!

    August 2

  • Jack H.

    Great fun and great people!

    1 · August 2

  • Renee

    Hi All, I was wait listed and just now realized I had moved up to confirmed-hope to meet up with this group soon.

    August 2

  • Wakas

    Running late.

    August 2

  • Annette B.

    Thank you, but I have made other plans. Next time.

    August 2

  • Troy

    We are at the lake. 3 picnic tables by big tree near the canoe rental with Mac sign

    August 2

  • Troy

    We are at the lake. 3 picnic tables by big tree near the canoe rental with Mac sign

    August 2

  • bob c.

    I am sorry to change my RSVP at the last minute. I am going to try and go to the soccer game.

    August 2

  • Jennifer

    Hi everybody, my power was out and therefore I woke up two hours later than anticipated. I won't be that late to the event but please don't wait for me. I'll catch up to you, don't worry, can't miss me, I'll be the gal the pink kayak. LOL :-) see you soon!

    August 2

  • Jack H.

    For $15 for the day I can provide a kayak.
    Anyone interested let me know

    July 31

    • Wakas

      Is it a 1 or 2 person?

      August 2

  • Johnna E.

    Won't be able to join you today, just got called into work. Very disappointed, was reslly looking forward to this event and meeting you all. Hope to join you all in the future. Any suggestion on what the heck I should do with 5 lbs of the pasta salad I made?????? LOL

    August 2

  • Jim S

    I am already on a lake but a little further away outside of Ann Arbor but if you want a beautiful lake and paddle board and kayak and hang out at this beautiful house give me a call or send me a message and I will let you know how to get here if you can't get into the event or want to come up this evening

    August 2

  • Laura

    I just got notified that a spot opened up (I was on the waiting list)...I made other plans already...please give my spot to the next person on the waiting list. Have fun!

    August 1

  • Jonathan S.

    Not sure if we are supposed to mention what we are bringing but I will; a chilled cucumber salad and also about a dozen dogs--as in Hebrew National hot dogs, the best of the best! (And of course my kayak)

    August 1

  • Troy

    Everyone, This is getting a little bigger than I had expected :) (A good thing)..

    I will call the canoe rental and see what we can do (thanks Jennifer). What I do ask is that if you want a SUP or Kayak you put that in the notes of your RSVP so I have a set of #s

    Also, put something if you are interested in doing food after. If we have more than 10 or so, I would ask that someone else help as well (maybe charcoal etc so we can have more than one grill running). More details as date gets closer.

    Thanks

    July 25

    • Susan

      I have my own kayak and plan to stay for the cookout..not sure what I am bringing yet....thanks for setting this up...has been a long week at work and looking forward to getting out!

      August 1

    • Jennifer

      I plan to stay for the cook out too. Sorry guys...just saw this thread. I will bring pasta veggie Italian salad with parmesan..Not sure what it's called but I know what goes into it and can make it home made with some veggies from my garden. :-)

      August 1

  • Shirley

    If I have my own kayak am I still on wait list?

    August 1

    • Troy

      This is a public park and we can't prevent anyone from joining, but to help the organizers we put a limit on some of these events so we can keep track of everyone and have space for things like the cookout, etc.

      August 1

  • Jessica

    Sorry finally found a place and I'm in the process of moving. Definitely next time. Have fun! :)

    August 1

  • Corinne H.

    I would like to rent one canoe. How do I go about doing this?

    July 30

    • Troy

      Call the number above to reserve. See you on Saturday

      July 31

  • Danielle L.

    Hi, I'm on the waiting list, but I'd like to rent 2 kayaks, or a 2 person. I hope I can go! !!

    July 30

  • Jennifer

    I have my own kayak too. Sorry if I forgot to mention. :-)

    July 30

  • Wakas

    I need a 2 person kayak, please add me to the list! Thx

    July 30

  • Donna

    I have my own kayaks, so no rental required. I'll bring a dish to pass, something like pasta salad.

    July 30

  • Shannon

    I called Cathy and reserved my SUP! this will be my first meet up so be nice ;)

    1 · July 29

    • Wendy P.

      Hehe! Hope you have a sense of humor....oh, you do have one, the mustache is a dead give away. :) We'll have fun and will be nice. :)

      1 · July 29

  • Jennifer

    Hi Troy, I too only wanted to DEMO the SUP, NOT rent. Thank you! :-)

    July 29

  • Kim

    Hi Troy. Please take me off for rental of a SUP. I only wanted to demo not rent. I was confused in the reserving so I called and did my own. Thank you for all your effort in putting this together.

    July 29

  • Deanna V.

    I've called to rent a SUP and am waiting for a response. :)

    July 29

  • Vigneswaran A.

    Hey, I need to rent two kayaks, please add me to the list!

    July 29

  • Wendy P.

    I plan on staying for the cookout. I will bring a small Coleman gas grill, an extra bag of charcoal and some zucchini from my garden if anyone wants to grill up some. I can also bring a small fold-up table if you think we might need it Troy?

    1 · July 28

    • Jonathan S.

      Hmmm. Let me think about that. Do Hebrew National Hot Dogs count as steak?

      2 · July 28

    • Wendy P.

      Nope! They do not count as a steak. Sorry bud, and they don't warrant me grilling tips and taters. You'll just get a bag a chips with that order. Hehe!

      1 · July 28

  • Alice C.

    Hi Troy! I just wanted to verify you have me down for 3 kayaks. If not, I can call Alan directly! Thanks!

    July 28

  • Kim

    If available I would like to demo a SUP board.

    July 28

  • Phil

    I would like to rent a paddle board.

    July 28

  • Emily D.

    Hi! Seema and I are planning on going to the soccer game but wanted to join beforehand! I would like to rent a paddle board and she has a kayak....

    July 27

    • Emily D.

      Will make arrangements asap

      July 27

    • seema

      Yes, as above.

      July 28

  • Jennifer F.

    Jennifer F. plus one and Jim G. plus one rented one tandem kayak from Heavners, already made the reservation. We are bringing our own tandem kayak as well. We are planning to attend bbq. We can bring a tabletop propane grill.

    July 27

  • Annette B.

    Hi
    Would like to join if any cancelations
    Thanks

    July 27

  • CT

    If a space frees up for a SUP, please let me know :) also, I have a 2nd person to bring if that's possible

    July 27

  • Jennifer F.

    Hello. This is directed to first the organizer of this event and second all who wish to rent kayaks from Heaveners. I talked with owner Alan Heavener today. He would like the MAC organizer to contact him directly at[masked] so he is able to provide enough kayaks for this event. He will be offering MAC members a 10% discount, but they must call him directly at[masked] to get this discount. He said all reservations should be made in advance to ensure there are enough kayaks available. Thank you!

    July 24

  • Fred G.

    Put me down for a kayak...

    July 26

  • Alice C.

    Hi Troy! When I talked with her I got the impression she is just doing one group lesson which sounded like it would start at 1 p.m. That won't work for us so we'll just do some kayaking - thanks!!

    July 26

  • Alice C.

    There will be 4 of us (going to have one signup so they can RSVP officially since I can only RSVP for 2 additional people) and we will be up for SUP as well!

    July 23

    • Alice C.

      Troy, what time do you plan on having the SUP portion start? That will determine if we're able to sign up for it (as I have at least one friend who can't join until almost 2 p.m.)

      July 25

    • Troy

      Alice, we will probably be there on the water from 11ish till 4 (or around) I expected that people would kind of do their own thing, we will do some trips to the kensington, but if your friend gets there at 2 I think we will have plenty of time to have fun. If she wants a sup, please call Cathy to arrange.

      July 25

  • Alice C.

    Do we know the hourly rates for kayaks and SUP?

    July 24

    • Alice C.

      I called Cathy and the SUP rental is $35 for the 2 hour guided tour (where they just provide a 20-min intro/lesson) I have some folks that want to kayak and SUP but do we have specific start time for the SUP??

      July 24

    • Jennifer F.

      Kayaks are $27 for 2 hours I believe and $31 for 4 hours, but there is a 10 percent discount on top of that if you call Alan Heavener directly[masked]

      July 24

  • Jennifer

    I'd be willing to try the SUP demo board. :-)

    July 24

  • Kim

    Troy, would this trip be okay for not very experienced kayakers? I have been once before, loved it but don't want to get into something I can't handle. Thank you!

    July 23

    • Troy

      This is a very calm lake usually, you should be fine (but always wear your PFD :) )

      July 24

  • Shannon

    i would like to! i will try to!

    and i would be in for SUP

    July 23

    • Troy

      Shannon, make sure you get in touch with Cathy about SUP: @[masked] cell or[masked] to RSVP and pay for SUP rental

      July 23

  • MissV

    I'm going to Rifle River that weekend but this sounds super fun. Please do organize something like this again!! I would love to be a part of it next time.

    July 23

  • John R.

    Where are you meeting, one of the shelters by the lake or somewhere else?

    July 22

    • Troy

      By the kayak rental.. that is where the SUP board will be too.

      July 22

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