BrassWind's Paddle Adventure Blog

Spring Break Florida?

5 Feb

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Join Certified PaddleFit Pro Coach, Sheree Lincoln for a paddle adventure in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.  Sheree is a World Paddle Association Level II Instructor Trainer certification to her certifications.  She is able to certify other paddle board instructors for WPA Level I.  Have you ever want to be able to teach an intro to paddleboarding class?

Sheree started a new company in Florida in 2018. The new company is called Sea Dog Paddle LLC, a Florida based company.  Sea Dog Paddle LLC will be offering World Paddle Travel Adventures and Sea Dog Eco Tours will be offering paddleboard eco tours, SUP yoga classes, SUP cardio classes, lessons, and more in Fort Myers Beach Florida.

Learn more about paddle board adventures in Florida at
Learn more about our World Adventure Travels at

Sturgeon River Kayak Rentals & River Trips

18 Jun

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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.

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Hours - Updates

17 Jun

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Water Updates & Hours BrassWind Landing

Special Notice: 

Store Hours: Regular Summer Hours Wednesday through Sundays 10am-5pm
River Trips: Regular Summer Hours 9:30am ending by 6:30pm.

4th if July Extended Days 7 Hours
Open 7 days a week June 19th through July 14th, 2019

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 9:30am.  We also plan our delivery of rental boats to cottages and lake homes between 8:00am and 9:00am and  5:30pm to 7:30pm on the evening. 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 a gift shop, wood boat shop and offices for Innovative Septic Solutions by biolgist and waste water treatment specialist, Richard Lincoln. (Also Owner of BrassWind Landing and your host). 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
Reservations: 231-753-8029 Google Voice phone. Please please information about the trip you are looking for including the date. Google will transcribe your message and text us even while we are out on the water serving other customers.

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.

Fireworks Paddle Board Kayak Adventure

24 Jun

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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.


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

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.

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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.