All trips will have coordination information posted on this blog and on the Club Meetup page (registration required) prior to the activity with contact info. Scroll down to see posted trips. Note that a few trips require more advance commitment due to ferry or lodging reservations needed. Participants are responsible for having appropriate equipment and ability. Non-members must sign a Club waiver prior to participation.
Wearing a properly fastened Life Jacket is mandatory while on the water during all Club activities.
May 25-27: (Memorial weekend). Wisconsin whitewater weekend. Car camping/lodging at Bear Paw resort.
May 25: Grand River, Eaton Rapids to McNamara Landing POSTPONED – new date TBA
June 8: Looking Glass River: DeWitt to Wacousta
June 6-9: Batchawana River, Ontario
June 15: Shiawassee River, Henderson Park to Ditch Road
June 15-16: Slippery Rock Creek. Class II-III Whitewater. Car camping, day paddles.
June 21-22: Lake Michigan Recreation area, Nordhouse Dunes. Open water, car camping, group site reserved.
June 22: Lake Ovid, Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg
June 21-23: Au Sable River IV
June 30: Grand River, Grand River Park to Old Town
July 7: Grand River, Webber Dam to Lyons
July 14-20: Spanish River, Ontario. Multiday backcountry camping, portages and/or mild whitewater. Canoe is best craft for this, but the right kayak could work.
July 19-21: South Branch of the Au Sable River Overnight
July 27: Grand River, Old Town to Grand Ledge
July 27-28: Power Island-Bassett Island, Grand Traverse Bay. Open water crossing to islands, with overnight camping. 2 campsites reserved, max group size 12.
August 4: Grand River, Charlotte Highway to Portland
August 3 or 4: East Race whitewater course, South Bend, Indiana. Day Trip. Class II-III whitewater.
August 23-25: 14th Annual Family Paddling Trip
August 24-25: Lower Youghiogheny River. Class III Whitewater. Car camping, day paddles.
August 31: Grand River, Portland to Webber Dam
September 7-8: 9th Annual Paddler’s Rendezvous, St. Joseph Island, Ontario. Email Gary De Kock (gdecock [at] gmail [dot] com) (non-LOAPC trip)
September 14-15: Garden Peninsula, Lake Michigan. Open water day paddles with car camping at Fayette State Park.
September 27-29: 5th Annual Pine River Rendezvous (non-LOAPC organized trip, but open to everyone) Camping at Coolwater Campground on the Pine
September 28: Kalamazoo River, Allegan Road to Douglas
October 6: Fall Color Tour, Grand River, Webster Road to Grand Ledge
November 29-30: 23rd Annual Turkey Floats I & II
December 21: 20th Annual Christmas Float