West Michigan Area
Canoe & Kayak Rentals

West Michigan has some of the most breathtaking lakes and rivers in the country. Enjoy all the beauty of the Pere Marquette River, Baldwin River, Pine River, Hamlin Lake, Lake Michigan and many other waterways with a relaxing canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board (SUP) rental. Contact one of these fine businesses below to book your next trip. See our story about West Michigan area lakes and rivers.

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Baldwin Canoe Rental
Only 40 minutes from Ludington, Baldwin, MI 49304, (231) 745-4669
Explore the Pere Marquette River with West Michigan's largest paddlesports provider. This National Scenic River begins in Baldwin where it has a stronger current, is less populated, and meanders through state and national forest land. Canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, six person rafts and tubes. Open every day 9am-6pm. Last launch 1:30pm. Since 1968.
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Dune Grass Concessions and Watercraft Rentals
Located in the Cedar Camp Store at Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-1888
Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, beach supplies/toys, and tubes to float the Sable River. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.
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Henry's Landing & Canoe Rentals
701 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-0101
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Pentwater River Outfitters
Manistee Paddlesport Adventures
231 Parkdale Ave., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 233-3265
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Pentwater Outfitters
22 S. Hancock St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-2999
Cruise the village of Pentwater with a bicycle rental, or take out a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe, and explore the waterways surrounding the village of Pentwater. Half, whole day and weekly rentals as well as lessons, livery and delivery services are available. A great paddle experience for all levels of experience!
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PM Expeditions
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC
1649 S. PM Highway, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7285
Located on the Pere Marquette River. Experience the Marquette Loop in a single kayak ($10 for 1st hour), canoe, double kayak, or stand-up paddleboard ($15 for first hour). Ask about offsite pick up and delivery. Get your live bait and tackle here. Open daily 6am-11pm.
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Pine River Paddlesports Center
9590 S. Grandview Hwy, Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 862-3471
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River Run Canoe Livery
600 S. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2266
Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals
6075 N. Victory Park Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5002
Rent a pontoon for $45/hour (two hour minimum), $375/day. 14', 8/10 hp motor fishing boats also available. Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Important--please call for reservations.
Trailhead Bikes & Kayak
216 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-0545

Read Our Stories About Area Lakes and Rivers...


Discover the Pere Marquette River--The P.M. River is extremely popular to canoers and kayakers, and is divided into three sections to explore.
Explore the Pentwater River and Lake--Pentwater has many beautiful waterways to explore via canoe, kayak, or SUP.
Manistee River Trips--Discover the Manistee River and Lake. There are miles and miles of water and wildlife to explore on kayak or canoe.
Hamlin Lake Canoeing and Kayaking--Hamlin Lake is a beautiful lake with three bayous, many streams, and Upper Hamlin Lake to explore. See wildlife including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat.
Ludington State Park Canoe and Kayak Trails--The Ludington State Park has many great kayak and canoe trails to explore along the shores of Hamlin Lake. See a different view of the many wooded trails, from the waterside!

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