The Paddle Antrim Festival


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    Celebrating the Chain of Lakes Water Trail & Northern Michigan Lakeside Communities.

    The Paddle Antrim Festival celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan. The Festival, always the second weekend after Labor Day, includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. This choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel. Spanning 7 to 16 miles on day one and 9 to 28 miles  on day 2. There are exits strategically placed along the route so you may go anywhere from 7 miles to all 42 miles.

    3 Days of Community events. 

    Enjoy the Charm of Northern Michigan's vibrant towns with community events throughout the weekend.

    Celebrate with the top sponsors Shorts Brewing Company at the Pull Barn in Elk Rapids