BrassWind's Paddle Adventure Blog
Only Kayak Livery Near Wolverine, Michigan and Indian River Michigan Renting Premium White Water Lake Creek Crossover Kayaks for the Sturgeon River!
Sturgeon River Kayaking River Trips with BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC
We rent premium higher end Liquid Logic Kayaks. The Remix XP from Liquid Logic kayak excels in whitewater and the fast water of Wolverine, Michigan’s Sturgeon River yet carries speed across the slower section of the Sturgeon River as you reach Burt Lake. The Remix XP has an integral skeg which when deployed offers superb tracking but with the skeg tucked away the XP offers the agility needed to excel on whitewater.
Sturgeon River Kayak Trips, Wolverine Michigan to Indian River Michigan
Read more about our kayaking river trips and adventures on the Sturgeon River in Wolverine Michigan on our Sturgeon River Kayak Adventure Page – click here.
Water Updates & Hours BrassWind Landing
Hours: Regular Summer Hours Wednesday through Sundays.
Starting June 26th open 7 days a week through July 16th. Call 231-238-4843.
BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC ‘s regular Summer Season is June through Labor Day Each Spring. We open for Memorial Weekend with river trips and rentals on Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Day itself is by advance reservation only.
Gear & Gifts: Our Arts and Adventure Paddlesports Outfitters Store & Gift Shop summer hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM Wednesday through Sunday – the rest of the year by chance or appointment.
River Trips & Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Bike Rentals: We run river trips starting at 10AM with latest trips ending by 6PM. We also plan our delivery of rental boats to cottages and lake homes between 9AM and 9:45AM and 5PM and 6:30PM. We are 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 also be open on Mondays and Tuesdays for the week before the 4th, the week of the 4th and the week after the 4th. 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.
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 and texts our mobile phone).
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.
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.
Burt Lake Indian River Fireworks Adventure
Watch Fireworks from front row seats on a paddle board or kayak!
Watch the Independence Day Fireworks from Front Row Seats!
The beach crowd maybe be fun for the fireworks display but this is even better with no crowds in the swimming area. We start off with an hour of pre-fireworks paddling 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.
Please reserve 1 week ahead! Limited boards available.
$25 per person including Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak rental. 2017 Fireworks are Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at Dark. Rain Date, Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.
You can conveniently leave your car in our parking lot and avoid the hunt for a parking spot on the side roads! It’s just a short 3 block walk to the lake.
Pre-register and Pre-Pay at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave., Indian River, MI.
Launch time 8PM at South Street Road End.
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.
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.
Enjoy the Indian River at Night With a SUP Torch Lighted Paddle Adventure
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 perspective. 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: $50 per person.
Pre-register and Pre-Pay at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave., Indian River, MI.
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.
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…)