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For a quick course in safe and fun paddling, check out all of our videos, produced by the UpNorth Media Center in Traverse City!

Cold Water Safety PSA

Deana Jerdee, Executive Director of Paddle Antrim, describes the dangers of paddling in cold water temperatures—especially when the weather is warm—and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Cold Water Safety PSA

Stephanie Holbel never imagined her kayak would tip over, rendering her unconscious while her young son watched. Hear their story and advice so this doesn’t happen to you.

Cold Water Safety PSA

On a sunny April day, Rachel North’s highly-experienced brother went canoeing on Omena Bay. She describes what happened that day in the cold water.

Water Trails Summit: Pt. 4 Featured Speaker Steve Brede

Steve Brede shares the story of his solo canoe trip around all five Great Lakes at the Michigan Water Trails Summit held September 15, 2016 at Shanty Creek Resort.

Water Trails Summit: Pt. 3 Promoting and Managing Water Trails

Speakers discuss creating, promoting, and managing water trails at the Michigan Water Trails Summit held September 15, 2016 at Shanty Creek Resort.

Water Trails Summit: Pt. 2 Michigan DNR Water Trail Efforts

Presentations from the Michigan DNR at the Michigan Water Trails Summit held September 15, 2016 at Shanty Creek Resort.

Water Trails Summit: Pt. 1 PechaKucha Presentations

PechaKucha Presentations from the Michigan Water Trails Summit held September 15, 2016 at Shanty Creek Resort.

National Water Trails Forum - 2015

Interviews and information from the first US National Water Trails Forum, held in Southeast Michigan June 24 to 26, 2015.

Purchasing a Kayak

Backcountry North provides some tips for those looking to get into the sport or those just wanting a little upgrade.

Waterway Navigation

Find out all the rules for navigating around open waterways in Michigan. See where you need to be to avoid endangering yourself and others while paddling around.

Paddlecraft Decals

Help identify your boat and save the Coast Guard valuable time. See how a simple decal can make the difference between life and death.

Universally Accessible Kayak Launch

Cynthia Burkhour shows us how to use a universally accessible kayak launch.

Life Jacket Safety

Gaye Blind from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary demonstrates how to properly fit children with life jackets.

Signaling Devices

Gaye Blind from the U.S. Coastguard shows us how to use signaling devices.

Circumnavigating the Great Lakes

Stephen Brede tells us about his adventures circumnavigating the Great Lakes.