An annual event since 2003, Kanoe the Kazoo and its many hosts work together to offer guided paddle trips along the Kalamazoo River, tributary streams, and local inland lakes to area citizens.  Our mission is to introduce residents and visitors to the beauty and recreational opportunities in our own backyard.  This year we are excited to announce many fun and unique paddle trips from June – September.

Check out the roster below for specific information on each paddle trip.  Grab your kayak or canoe and join us on the river this summer!  (Rentals available for select trips, see full details below).  All trips include Kanoe the Kazoo swag (i.e., sunglasses and stickers) and some instruction on local ecology or pollution issues facing the community.

2019 KANOE THE KAZOO Schedule

June 8 – Three Lakes, Richland
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) and the Four Townships Water Resources Council (FTWRC) invite you to a paddle on Three Lakes in Richland. The outing will begin and end on Middle Lake Road off of North 35th Street. This informative trip will be guided by Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff, SWMLC and FTWRC members.DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2019
START LOCATION: Middle Lake Road off of N. 35th Street (get directions);
END LOCATION: Middle Lake Road off of N. 35th Street
HOST: Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Four Townships Water Resources Council
CONTACT: Hilary Hunt, SWMLC, or Kenny Kornheiser, FTWRC,
RENTALS AVAIL?: Yes, $25/single kayak, flotation device and paddle. Click here for online rental.
COST: FREE to participate if bringing your own boat;
OTHER INFO: A speaker will update paddlers on the natural resources in the area.

June 18 – Eagle Lake, Ft. Custer Recreation Area, Augusta
July 13 – Kalamazoo River, Albion
August 10 – Kalamazoo River, Ceresco Green, Ceresco to Paddlers Grove, Battle Creek
August 24 – Kalamazoo River, Allegan State Game Area
September 14 – Kalamazoo River, Comstock – Kalamazoo