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1300 Bluff Street
Suite 114
Flint, MI 48504
Ph: 810.767.6490

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Flint River Guided Paddles

Rediscover Our Flint River in a Kayak or CanoePaddling the Flint River

Bald eagles, great blue herons, kingfishers, dragonflies, turtles, walleye, bluegills, smallmouth bass and more awaits you!  Thanks to the generous support of the Genesee County Drain Commissioner and the Genesee County Community Water Quality Consortium’s“Our Water” program, the Flint River Watershed Coalition hosts Flint River Paddles from May through  September, and each one is a uniquely beautiful journey down a different part our Flint River.  Paddle with us to explore the beauty and wonder of our healthy thriving Flint River on a guided tour.  

Flint River Water Trail Interactive Map

Flint River Water Trail Guide

Genesee County Parks’ Sites along the Flint River 

Montrose to Birch Run

Prices includes insurance, shuttling, water, snacks, and guides but there may be additional charges for some events depending upon shuttle service. PFD’s are required to be worn at all times on the water. All trips are scouted ahead of time. A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to rent, so register early!

Contact Jaime Welch at 810-767-7140 or


To register, click the link above or contact Jaime Welch at 810-767-7140 or

2021 Guided Paddle Schedule

Registration opens Friday May 28th for all paddles

​This list includes our iKayak workshops and Mindfulness Paddles. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to launch time to allow for check in, unloading, and equipment handout. 

Thursday, June 3rd         5:30 pm – 8 pm     iKayak volunteer training 
Monday June 7th             5:30 pm                  Lapeer Paddle, Millville to Stanley Road 
Thursday June 10th        5:30 pm                  Mitson to River Road 
Sunday June 13th            9:30 am                  Pedal to Paddle Bray Road to VVP 
Tuesday June 15th          5:30 pm                  Youth Mindfulness Paddle at Thread Lake
Thursday June 17th        5:30 pm                  Mixed Mindfulness Paddle at Thread Lake
Tuesday June 22nd         5:30 pm                  Lapeer, Rotary to Saginaw
Thursday June 24th         4 pm – 8:30 pm   iKayak Workshop 
Friday, June 25th             8 pm                       Full Moon Float Grand Traverse Launch to Mitson Blvd
Saturday July 3rd               9:30 am                   Pedal to Paddle Grand Traverse Launch to Mitson Blvd  
Wednesday July 7th          5:30 pm                   M15 to Irish Road
Saturday July 10th             9:30 am                   Youth Mindfulness Paddle at Grand Traverse Launch
Sunday July 11th                9:30 am                   Mixed Mindfulness Paddle at Grand Traverse Launch
Thursday July 15th             5:30 pm                  Thread Lake Paddle 
Saturday July 17th              9 am – 4 pm            iKayak Workshop
Friday July 23rd                   8 pm                        Full Moon Float Grand Traverse Launch to Mitson Blvd 
Sunday August 1st               9:30 am                   Holloway Dam to Irish Road
Monday August 2nd            5:30 pm                   Youth Mindfulness Paddle at Thread Lake
Wednesday August 4th       5:30 pm                  Mixed Mindfulness Paddle at Thread Lake
Saturday August 7th                                               Flotilla
Friday August 13th                9 am – 4 pm          iKayak Workshop
Sunday August 15th              9:30 am                  Irish Road to Mott Lake
Friday September 10th         6 pm – 8 pm     Mindfulness iKayak Workshop
Sunday September 12th       9:30 am             Riverview to Flushing Township Nature Park
Thursday September 16th    5:30 pm            Lapeer Rotary Park to Saginaw Street Landing
Saturday September 18th     9:30 am            Youth Mindfulness Paddle at Grand Traverse Launch
Sunday September 19th        9:30 am            Mixed Mindfulness Paddle at Grand Traverse Stretch
Monday September 20th       8 pm                 Full Moon Float at Grand Traverse Launch to Mitson Blvd
Saturday September 25th     9:30 am           Mott Lake Paddle at Stanley Road Fishing Launch
Sunday October 17                 9:30 am          Flushing Township Nature Park to Montrose Fall Color Float
Saturday October 23              2 pm                Lapeer Farmers Creek to Rotary Park

 We look forward to seeing you on the river!

Guided Paddles sponsored in part by the Genesee County Clean Water Consortium.