Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing in the Indian River Michigan area, is featured in the new Cheboygan Naturally Video along with other area businesses. This Why Cheboygan? video shows the fabulous waters surrounding the “tip of the mitt” of Northern Michigan and the surrounding landscapes, cities, towns and villages of Harbor Springs, Indian River, Cheboygan, and more. The footage is breath taking – even shows the curvature of the earth at the Straits of Mackinaw. This video was created to show a cross section of people who have moved here to open businesses in Cheboygan County and to encourage others to work, live and play here along the Inland Waterway and the shores of Lake Michigan. It shows recreational photos from the lakes, rivers and over 200 miles of shoreline and 450 miles of trails!
The video created by the McGinnis Video Productions at www.McVideo.com, at the request of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, to promote the Cheboygan County lifestyle.
Cody, River Guide from Big Bear Adventures raced the Indian River Biathlon in BrassWind Landing’s sea kayak from Native Watercraft, the Inuit 14.5. Cody placed in the top 10 and won 2nd place in his 20-30 age group division. Wow! We got some fabulous photos and I notice later that his shirt said “Pure Adrenaline” on the back… I am sure it helped his fabulous performance. We are very excited that He choose to run the race in one of our sea kayaks. You can rent this boat for an Indian River Trip or to go kayaking on Burt Lake. We were excited to be there to watch the race and take most of the photos in this Slide Show. The last few photos are by Indian River Striders Photographer Winnie Johnson.
Ever kayak? Now you can try it free? Demo Day at DeVoe Beach this Sunday after the Biathlon. The 4th annual kayaking and biking biathlon takes place on Burt Lake Sunday Morning from 9am to 11am. BrassWind Landing will be there on the Beach giving free kayak demos on the lake. Try out a Liquid Logic Kayak or a Native Watercraft Kayak. We have the Remix XP 9, Remix XP10, the Marvel, the Inuits, Ultimate Angler, Deuce Coupe, Coupe and more.
River Guide and kayaking instructor Rick Meisterheim will be on hand to help with the Demo trips. Stop by and talk with him about taking Kayak lessons. We have Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced kayaking lesson sessions on Burt Lake and the Indian River. The advanced session will include paddling the Sturgeon River with Rick. Rick is taking reservations now for the next few weeks. Please call us at 231-335-7278 for more information.
Our kayakers started out at DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake, headed through the village on the Indian River and out under I75 to the Indian River Spreads near Mullett Lake. Watch the new slide show in our post and read more or Check out BrassWind Landing Boat Rental on Facebook – click here, or the BrassWind BoatWorks You Tube Channel – click here, for our latest video of images from recent Indian River Kayak Trips.
At BrassWind Landing we have a Native Watercraft Ultimate Angler fish catching machine for rent for your fishing pleasure. Get out there in this easy to navigate, stable kayak. Some of the best Bash Fishing is out on the Indian River Spreads at the Southern end of Mullet Lake on the Inland Waterway in Michigan. Watch for picture from our customer Ben’s trip when he caught a 3 1/2 pound Bass! Posting the bass picture soon.
This kayak angler kit turned this Native Watercraft Ultimate Series Kayak into a fish-catching machine. Contains everything but the rod and reel. (2) Flush mount rod holders w/ bottom cap, (1) or Fly Rod or Reel Rod Holder, (1) 1.5 lb. anchor with 30ft of line, (1) 4″ Cleat, (1) Anchor Trolley system, and all mounting hardware. The Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Angler Kayak comes with an anchor trolley system that allows you to slide the trolley up or down the length of your boat for 360-degree rotation. The anchor line is set so you move the anchor line along the side of the boat keeping your kayak facing just they way you like it with relationship to the wind.
A tunnel hull design uses pontoon-like runners along the bottom to increase stability, and an anchor, rope, and mesh bag give you the basics for staying put. Attach the rod holder mount to your deck or dashboard (rod holder and hardware not included), adjust the seat and foot braces, and paddle toward the fish. Enjoy a morning or afternoon of fishing. Rental $45. Purchase available.
More details on this boat at www.nativewatercraft.com: http://www.nativewatercraft.com/boat.cfm?id=9
Village of Indian River Trip – 1/2 hour to 1 hour trip. Starts at Devoe Beach on Burt Lake. On our 1/2 to 1 hour Village of Indian River Trip you can take a refreshing paddle along the smooth, calm and crystal clear Indian River from the Devoe Beach Tuscarora Township Park on Burt Lake and paddle on down the Inland Waterway along the Indian River to the old, grassy, Township Park at Marina Park. This is a great trip for novice and experiences paddlers alike. You choose to paddle back up the river to Burt Lake, ending back at the beach where our Courtesy van will pick you up if you are not already parked there or call us and let us know you are at Marina Park and opted for the shorter trip.
Stop by BrassWind Landing to see the kayak rental line up. We start renting Saturday June 18th, just in time for Father’s Day. Treat Dad to a fishing kayak rental in an Ultimate Angler by Native Watercraft. Gift Certificates Available. Our shorter Sturgeon River Trip is ready for you to take in one of our Liquid Logic White Water Hybrid Kayaks, the Remix XP9 or Remix XP10 or try a wider sit-in kayak, the Marvel 10 or Marvel 12 from Native Watercraft. We also have Sit-on-top Coupes and the Deuce Coupe tandem. We are a custom trip boat rental company with a fleet of 14 Liquid Logic and Native Watercraft kayaks, including one of two of the new Stand-on-top Versa Boards. One is set for fishing and either can be used as a stand on top or we can add a comfy seat!
We are hoping to have our mini-barn complete for the rental kayaks by June 11th. Our DNR river site approval papers, boat registrations and insurance are all nearing completion.
Our 2011 Liquid Logic and NAtive Watercraft Kayaks arrived for BrassWind Landing Boat Rental and for retail sales in our Showroom. The showroom is still under construction however we can sell boats by appointment . We hope to have the Kayak livery open for renting kayaks by Memorial Weekend and the first week of June at the latest. Call us with any questions or requests. Sheree Lincoln at 231-335-7278 or Richard Lincoln at 231-753-8029.
We are very excited about our new Adventure in the Village of Indian River. The REmix XP’s are hot!!! Pictures soon.
PS: The Bending Branches paddles arrived a while back so we are all set on having paddles for sale too. The Stohlquist PFD’s life vests arrive next week.