About Great Lakes Paddlers:

The Great Lakes Paddlers is a non-profit organization based in southeastern Michigan. We have regular monthly meetings held at various restaurants in southeastern Michigan. The meetings are a casual environment open to anyone interested in attending. Any GLP officer that attends typically presents any new or updated information related to the club, then the rest of the time is spent conversing about paddling, etc.

In addition to meetings, the club tries to hold at least one announced paddling event each month throughout the year. The Huron River in Delhi, Hudson Mills, and Kensington Metro Parks, as well as Island Lake State Park are common places for us to paddle. There are other 'Member Informal Paddles' that are open to members and friends which also appear on the club calendar. Please pay attention to the paddle skills and trip difficulty rating guide which can be found on the documents page of the website to match your skill and endurance level with the scheduled event and let the trip leader know if you plan to attend.

Goals of the Great Lakes Paddlers:

Coordinate year-round canoeing and kayaking events in southeastern Michigan and surrounding areas for adults and families.

Promote paddle sports through safety, education, and lessons.

Encourage participation and input from the membership Involvement in local, state, and national conservation concerns. 

Enjoy the opportunity to join other clubs from around the state for their events.

Contribute resources to local charitable organizations. 

Membership in Great Lakes Paddlers Includes:

Eddy Lines, The Great Lakes Paddlers monthly newsletter. 

Details for all paddling events. 

Open invitation to all scheduled events, including instructional sessions. 

Free classified ads. 


By joining the Great Lakes Paddlers, you acknowledge the presence of the inherent risks involved in any outdoor or indoor activity and that you are responsible for your own safety and personal property at any event. The Great Lakes Paddlers and/or any of its officers, friends, and/or acquaintances are not liable in any way for any individual's and/or group's safety, well-being, and/or protection of person and/or personal property. 

To Join Great Lakes Paddlers:

Click on the appropriate button below and use a charge card via PayPal. Or print, fill out and mail a completed membership form from the documents page with a check and the appropriate fee made out to Great Lakes Paddlers.


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Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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