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Paint and Sip Classes in Indian River Michigan

15 Nov

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Paint and Sip Classes Painting Events Indian River Michigan

Paint and Sip at BrassWind Landing on Saturday November 19th. 7pm to 9PM. Artist Sheree Lincoln will be teaching you how to create a contemporary and somewhat abstract painting using complimentary colors, brushes, palette knife and textures with techniques you can use for future painting on your own. Class is $35 and limited to 20 people. Cash, check or card at the event.

You will go home with an abstract, contemporary painting of the Aurora Borealis and the Mackinac Bridge. Teresa Newby of Wicked Fun Creations will help lead the paint and sip class. Contact Sheree at 231-335-7278 to make a reservation and learn more.

Earlier in the day there is another class for the Aurora Borealis Bridge painting as a fundraiser for the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council and is at the Mackinaw City Library from 1pm to 3pm. Non-Alcoholic Mimosas will be provided. The 1:00pm class is NOT BYOB.

Labor Day Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Board Rental Adventures

5 Sep

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BrassWind Landing Boat Rental Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Board Adventures!

We are open on Monday for Labor Day!

Are you doing the Mackinac Bridge Walk?  Why not go kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding as you head south after the Bridge Walk?  The beautiful Inland Waterway and Indian River along with the gorgeous public beach on Burt Lake are waiting here for your to continue your adventures for the day!

At Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing you can plan a 2 hour kayak trip, canoe paddle adventure on the Indian River or just rent kayaks and paddleboards at the beach. Indian River is exit 310 off of I75 just 30 miles south of Mackinaw City.

Call our reservation line at 231-335-7278 and plan your paddle adventure.

Hours of Operation

1 Sep

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Hours of Operation for Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing

Location: I75 Exit 310 head West the Traffic Light at M68 & Straits Highway. Head North 4 Blocks. Turn left opposite Christopher’s Cafe and look for Blue Roof at to 6240 Mack Ave, Indian River, Michigan 49749.

Store Land Line: 231-238-4843 Reservation Line: 231-335-7278 (rings to our cell)

At BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC we are open for kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board  rentals and river trips early by reservation. Spring 2017 we open for Memorial Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Memorial Day by advance reservation only.

Our Arts and Adventure Paddlesports Store summer hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM Wednesday through Sunday – the rest of the year by chance or appointment. We run river trips from 9AM to 6PM and delivery of rental boats from the river or cottages and lake homes. We open extended hours and available for river trips and rentals on special days by advance reservation based on our availability.

For the 4th of July 2017 we will be open every day starting Monday, June 26th through July 23rd and then we go back to our regular store & trips hours of Wednesday Through Sunday with deliveries on Monday and Tuesdays by advance reservation. We will make every effort to run a special trip for you on a Monday or Tuesday in June, late July or August if these are the only days you are in our area. If you are in town all week please try to reserve Wednesday through Sunday.

At BrassWind Landing Boat Rental we have an art gallery and artist Studio, The BrassWind Gallery. You will find the offices for BrassWind Designs for web design by Sheree Lincoln, and for Innovative Septic Solutions by Richard Lincoln. We have regular office hours Wednesday through Sunday during the summer season from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with other times by chance or appointment. Visit our Contact Page for more information on how to reach us – click here.

Fireworks & Paddle Board SUP Adventure

24 Jun

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Burt Lake Indian River Fireworks Adventure

Watch the Indian River Fireworks from front row seats on a paddle board or kayak!

Watch the July 3rd or 4th Fireworks with Front Row Seats!

The beach crowd maybe be fun for the fireworks display but this is even better! Please reserve 1 week ahead! Limited boards available.

$25 per person including Stand Up Paddleboard  or Kayak rental. 2016 Fireworks are July 3rd at Dark.

You can conveniently leave your car in our parking lot! It’s just a short 3 block walk to the lake. We will get your board back to BrassWind Landing after the event. There are hundreds of people and they block off the roads early but we can still get in and out.

We start off with  an hour of pre-fireworks stand up paddle boarding on Burt Lake. Next we all tie up to a tether line in the swimming area at DeVoe beach to enjoy the show. The fireworks are shot off right along the Indian River Channel.

Pre-register and Pre-Pay at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave., Indian River, MI.


New Bike Rental Indian River

18 Jun

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Bike Rentals!

BrassWind Landing is happy to saye have some awesome front-end suspension bikes for rent! Read more on our Bike Rental page – click here.

We are also a dealer for Rhino Rack bike racks, kayak racks, stand up paddle board racks and more. Stop by our showroom to see our Rhino Rack display or check out the sets ups we have on our vehicles.

Indian River Conditions 5-21-16 From BrassWind Landing

21 May

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Update Indian River Inland Waterway Conditions

It’s a gorgeous day on the Indian River and the beautiful Inland Waterway in Michigan! If you have not uncovered your boat yet, today is the day! Seize it!

We are open early season for the #Indianrivermichigan kayak trips and #BurtLake SUP and kayak rentals. Open today and tomorrow and next Saturday and Sunday for Memorial weekend. Join us for an authentic inland waterway adventure. Every trip is designed to help you have the best Northern Michigan Getaway Vacation. Call our reservation line at 231-235-7278 it rings to our cell phone. Regular summer hours start June 15th. Wednesday thru Sunday 10am – 5pm with additional days and hours by reservation based on our availability. Extended hours and days around the 4th of July. We will be closed June 3-5 for a family event.

LED Night SUP Lighted Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure

25 Jul

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Enjoy the Indian River at Night With a SUP Torch Lighted Paddle Adventure

NEW For August!!! Discover the beauty of stand up paddling at night. The beach at Burt Lake is awesome, and the Indian River has such beautiful clear water, with a mostly sandy bottom, that makes it a joy to paddle on. No time to paddle because you work during the day? You can try one on a guided night time stand up paddle board trip with us  for $50 per person.  If you love the experience we have the lighted Torch SUP Paddles for sale.

Have you ever shined a flash light into the river at night to see the fish and other aquatic features? We can go one better! Take a guided stand up paddle board adventure using a lighted paddle an unlock a view of the fish, plants and rocks at night. The Suns rays interfere with our ability to see all we might want to see under water during the day.

The lights keep you safe and let you explore the Indian River section of the Inland Waterway from a different persepctive. Enjoy how peaceful the Indian River can be when all the power boats have been docked for the night!

$50 per person includes SUP rental, Torch LED Lighted Paddle, pfd and PaddleFit Level 2 Certified SUP Coach Instructor, Sheree Lincoln.

Where: Start at DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake

When: Wednesday Nights at sunset with other days by special request.  This LED Lighted SUP Adventure is available by reservation only. Currently limited to 3 people (we will be expanding the number of paddles available based on popularity.  Plan on a two hour span of time from sign in, getting on the water and back. We paddle for about 1 hour depending on the group. Please ask about meet up time when making your reservation.

Cost: 1 person – $75 / 2-3 people $50 per person.

Pre-register and Pre-Pay at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave., Indian River, MI.

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Our Northern Michigan Art Gallery & Gift Shop

24 Jun

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BrassWind Gallery Inland Waterway Artist Studio & Gift Shop

Art Gallery and Gifts at BrassWind Landing in Indian River, Michigan

Stop in and see all we have to offer for local art, unique gifts, wood boomerangs, jewelry, original paintings, prints, photography, soy candles, natural cedar log potpourri and more. Don’t forget while you are here you can pick up information about our kayak, stand up paddleboard and canoe trips on the Indian River, Crooked River, Pigeon River and Sturgeon River.  We also rent by the hour (2 hour miniumum), daily, and weekly to homes and cottages around Burt Lake and Mullett Lake as well as on the rivers.

Our Paddlesports Company Rents Kayaks for the Sturgeon River

30 May

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BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC is a Paddle Company Running Trips on the Sturgeon River.

The section of the Sturgeon River that we run various river trips on is about 16 miles long and is a class I-II river according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan is  easier than in some areas of the United States and this makes it a great river adventure and a great place to start learning about white water and develop some paddling techniques. Some people prefer whitewater rafting, some kayaking and some tubing on the  Sturgeon River. Our trips start just south of Wolverine or in Wolverine Michigan and follow the river north toward Indian River, Michigan. We also run kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board trips and rentals on the Indian River, the Crooked River and the Pigeon River (Kayak and Canoe Only). Read more on our Sturgeon River Adventure Page. (more…)

Kayak or SUP Meet Up - Sunset Paddle on Burt Lake

30 May

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Paddle Board Adventure on Burt Lake

Group Paddle at Sunset – Kayak or SUP Rental

Plan an evening Sunset paddle in Indian River, Michigan.  This is a group paddle boarding event on Burt Lake. We paddle at DeVoe Beach near the mouth of the Indian River. If you need to rent a board please call in advance or stop in on Thursday durnig the day to reserve the SUP or kayak and pre-pay so we can have it at the lake for you.

Kayak or SUP Meet Up

Have your own kayak or stand up paddleboard and want some other people to paddle with? Meet at DeVoe beach at 8:45 PM Thursday evenings for a sunset paddle.

 Waves and Weather

We plan to paddle on Burt Lake. However based on the wind and waves we may decide  head down the Indian River or even put in directly on the river at the ramp on Witt. 

We can also paddle from Burt Lake into the mouth of the Sturgeon River and paddle against the current as far as we can (About to M27). The cedar trees are beautiful and the water is well behaved in thus stretch. Then its a fast gondola like paddle back to Burt Lake.


Have a SUP or kayak? No Cost to Meet up.

Need a Sup or Kayak?  $20 for the Sunset Paddle.