Happy Paddle is your year-around gateway to adventure on Beaver Island. Renting everything from KAYAKS, PADDLE BOARDS, and BICYCLES in the summer, to SNOW SHOES, X-COUNTRY SKIS, and FAT TIRE BICYCLES in the winter. Happy Paddle also offers Kayaking & Camping Trips, all from a couple of hours to a few days. Or learn a new skill in one of many classes, including photography, fly fishing, snorkeling, or paddling. From winter, spring, summer, and fall, the islands become the playground of the adventures. Finds us at our year around location in town next to McDonough`s Grocery Store, or also in the summer at our shack by the city beach. Either place, the same great smiles and friendly service. Ask about our new MASSAGE service, a great way to start or end any day.
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Explore the islands with Captain Michael Collins, 30 year Island resident, and former US Coast Guard Skipper. Excursions, sunset cruises, transportation to the outer islands for hikers and campers, diving, snorkeling, exploring, also transportation to and from Charlevoix the UP or anywhere on the Great Lakes, Coast Guard licensed operator, State,DNR inspected vessel, dive master certified.
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BEAVER ISLAND SLOW ROLL TOUR
Join us on a slow paced guided bicycle tour of the harbor area of Beaver Island. The tour is a family friendly tour, with pocket friendly pricing. It allows you to be outside taking a leisurely bicycle ride while having fun and seeing part of the north section of the island. We will make several stops to hear some history as well as some “beaver tales”. The standard tour will cover about 3 miles and will take about 1 ½ hours. Longer more energetic tours are available as are flexible times to meet your schedule. You may use your bike or rent a bike from one of the bike rental facilities on the island. Slow Roll = Leisure = Enjoyable for all.
Call (239) 810-1348 to schedule a tour or to discuss options. View Web Site E-Mail
CYCLE LIFE EVENTS
The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Our weekend starts on Friday night with a BYOB registration party including live music, wine tasting and a cool t-shirt. Saturday morning ride with your friends either 20 or 40 miles of natural scenery at your own pace. The route is on well marked dirt and gravel roads that take you past incredible shorelines, island monuments and historic sites. It is fully supported ride with mi-MO-sa stop, 2 official rest stops both with snacks and running water bathrooms and the famous McDonough’s Market beach lunch. Make sure to rest up when you get back to town because we plan to party throughout the night. Your registration fee includes the B-B-Q buffet on the deck at the Shamrock with great food and more live music. After dinner there is plenty of dancing and singing at all the island’s hot spots. Join us in June for Beaver Island’s new start to summer the Beaver Island Bike Festival. (231) 342-2003. View Web Site E-mail
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