Rec 101: Intro to Paddling

Proud Lake Recreation Area
3500 Wixom Road,
Commerce Township, MI 48382

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental's enthusiastic staff! Participants will be introduced to basic safety methods, paddle techniques and maneuvering including hands on experience out on the water. The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure! Pre-registration is required. Call Heavner Canoe Rental at 248-685-2379 to make your reservation today. Classes may be canceled due to weather (cancelations will be posted on Heavner Canoe website).

Classes offered periodically through out the summer at Highland Recreation Area, Island Lake Recreation Area and Proud Lake Recreation Area.

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.

For camping reservations, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

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