• Chippewa Nature Center Offering Kayak Trips Now-October

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 13, 2022

    CONTACT:
    Jamie Hockstra, Director of Marketing & Communications
    989.631.0830

    jhockstra@chippewanaturecenter.org
     

    Chippewa Nature Center Offering Kayak Trips Now-October

    Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) will offer naturalist-led kayak trips now through October. No experience is necessary, and CNC will provide a kayak, paddle and life jacket. Participants may register online at www.chippewanaturecenter.org, by phone at 989.631.0830 or in person at CNC. If weather or water conditions are unfavorable, the trip will be cancelled at the discretion of CNC staff and participants will receive a refund.

    Upper Chippewa River Kayak – Spend an evening paddling down the Chippewa River with a naturalist as you look for turtles, fish, herons, hawks and eagles. After meeting at the Visitor Center, we’ll travel to the universal access launch on Chippewa River Road via CNC van and begin a leisurely paddle down river back the Nature Center.
    Thursday, June 23, 6-9 pm • Register by June 22
    Thursday, July 7, 6-9 pm • Register by July 6
    Thursday, July 21, 6-9 pm • Register by July 20
    Monday, July 25, 6-9 pm • Register by July 24
    Thursday, August 18, 6-9 pm • Register by August 17
    $30/non-member, $24/member | Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult

    Lower Chippewa River Kayak – Join a CNC naturalist for a relaxing 3-mile paddle from CNC’s launch on Homestead Road down the Chippewa River to the Tridge in Downtown Midland. Meet at the CNC Visitor Center, and we will return via CNC van.
    Wednesday, June 29, 6-8 pm • Register by June 28
    Wednesday, August 3, 6-8 pm • Register by August 2
    Thursday, September 1, 6-8 pm • Register by August 31
    $25/non-member, $20/member | Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult

    Family Kayaking on the Chippewa River – Enjoy a Chippewa River adventure as a family! Meet at the Visitor Center for a quick lesson on basic kayaking skills before kayaking to the Tridge in Downtown Midland. Bring a snack, water bottle and water shoes. We will return via CNC van.
    Saturday, July 16, 9-11 am • Register by July 15
    $25/non-member, $20/member | Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult

    Paddles & Pints – Spend an evening kayaking down the Chippewa River with a naturalist as you look for turtles, fish, eagles and other wildlife. Meet at the Tridge where CNC staff will shuttle participants via 15-passenger van to CNC’s canoe/kayak launch. We’ll end at the Tridge in Downtown Midland where participants may take a short walk to WhichCraft Taproom for a refreshing drink. A $10 voucher is included with registration.
    Wednesday, August 10, 6-8 pm • Register by August 9 | Thursday, September 15, 6-8 pm • Register by September 14
    $40/non-member, $32/member | Ages: 21+

    Adventures for Women: Evening Kayaking – We’ll look for eagles and herons, river otters, muskrats and more as paddle down the Chippewa River. After meeting at the Visitor Center, we’ll travel to the universal access launch on Chippewa River Road via CNC van and begin a leisurely paddle down river back to the Nature Center.
    Tuesday, August 23, 6-9 pm | Register by August 22
    $30/non-member, $24/member | Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult

    Fall Color Tour by Kayak – Enjoy a leisurely autumn kayak trip down the Chippewa River when fall color will (hopefully) be at its peak! After meeting at the Visitor Center, we’ll travel to the universal access launch on Chippewa River Road via CNC van and begin a leisurely paddle down river back to the Nature Center.
    Saturday, October 8, 9 am-12 pm | Register by October 7
    $30/non-member, $24/member | Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult

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    Chippewa Nature Center is located at 400 S Badour Rd in Midland. Enjoy 19 miles of trails from dawn-to-dark, 365 days a year. Its Visitor Center is open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm. Sunday and holidays with free admission.

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