What we're about

The Great Lakes Hiking, Biking, & Kayaking Group was established to provide a single place for outdoor enthusiasts to find a variety of fun, outdoor adventures while meeting new people who love the same activities.

Our focus is on hiking, cycling, and paddling, but we enjoy any outdoor activity that brings people together and keeps us active. We will also combine other interests with our main activities to create an all new level of fun. Some examples include spending the day on the beach after a hike along the shore, camping during a kayaking weekend, riding bikes to a Whitecaps game, and taking photos of Michigan’s beautiful landscapes on nature walks.

Our goal is to provide fun and exciting experiences by exploring new rivers to paddle, trails to hike/ride, beaches to enjoy, and people to meet. We’ll also visit our favorite, tried and true destinations as well. We hope that you will try new adventures, advance your skills, and meet some awesome people who like to have fun.

We welcome people of all age groups and skill levels who love outdoor adventures, love staying active, and are looking for others to enjoy these activities with. Both Introverts and Extroverts are welcome!

The Great Lakes Hiking, Biking, & Kayaking Group was established to provide a single place for outdoor enthusiasts to find a variety of fun, outdoor adventures while meeting new people who love the same activities.

Additional Information:

• There are no dues for joining the group, but contributions toward meetup program fees are always appreciated. (Meetup is free to join, but not to organize.)

• Safety always comes first, and with that comes the assumption that all members will act in a responsible way and look out for other members. This meetup does not assume any responsibility for accidents or injuries that occur during group events.

• Please respect your event organizers and RSVP for the events you are attending and change your rsvp if you can no longer make it. This helps us make sure that all event participants are accounted for.

• Out of respect for members who arrive to events on time, we will not wait for those who are running late. It is the member's responsibility to ensure they arrive before the designated start time so the entire group can leave on time.

• Have a suggestion for a meetup or a new activity? We’d love to hear about it and help you plan it! Contact the organizer to get your event on the schedule.

• Do you live outside of Michigan and are planning on visiting? We welcome people from across the country and world to join us for an adventure while you’re visiting our beautiful state.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and we’ll see you on our next adventure!

Past events (295)

Hike Pickerel Lake

Pickerel Lake Park

Hike North Ottawa Dunes

North Beach Park

Hike Cascade Peace Park with Bob Burns

8900 Grand River Dr SE

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