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.


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.

Wooden Boat Show

21 May

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Wood Boat Show 2013 (this is a past event and not a current offering)

Display of fine hand crafted wood boats. Show off or sell your wood kayak, canoe, drift boat, dinghy, pram, race boat, run about  or Chris Craft at our Free Wooden Boat Show.

When: Sat. & Sun. 10:00am to 5:00pm
Weekend of the Top O’Michigan Races

Where: On the Grassy area* at BrassWind BoatWorks** at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave Near Christopher’s Cafe just off S. Straits Highway.

Who: Any wood boat owner can participate. See wood boats from Allen Deming of Mackinaw Watercraft, Richard Lincoln from BrassWind BoatWorks.

How: Trailer or Transport your boat here. Bring Saw horses or other way to display the boats if desired.  Some boats will be able to  be placed on the grass.

Free Event: No Entry Fee and No Selling fee.


Stop by BrassWind Landing at 6240 Mack Avenue, Indian River to register or call Richard Lincoln at 231-238-4843 Store or 231-760-0103 Mobile.

Richard Lincoln, of BrassWind BoatWorks, is a wooden boat builder and is your host for this new event in Indian River, MI.  Richard apprenticed, for four years, with Tim Fox of C Fox Wood Boats in Kent City Michigan. Richard specializes in tape seam or stitch and glue construction of kayaks and skifs from Chesapeake Light Craft designs. More than 20,000 Chesapeake designed boats have been built and are in use around the world.   The CLC boats are built by amateurs as well as professionals.  In 2014 we will be offering wood boat building classes for people who may not want to build their own boat but want to work on one and learn the technique.   We are currently offer private boat building instruction with the purchase of a wood boat kit and the boat materials. It takes about 150 hours to build a wooden kayak like the Millcreek 13 pictured here.  The kit and instruction for this particular boat is $1600. You will build your boat with Lincoln and have a beautiful heirloom kayak to treasure and enjoy for years to come.

*Some overflow to parking lot or along ledgestone wall for larger boats that need to stay on trailers.

Geocaching Kayaking Adventure for Earth Week Plus

21 Apr

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Geo Cache and Kayak Paddling Event Friday May 23rd 5:00-7:00pm

Kayaking and Geocaching Adventure with Sheree Lincoln.  Local geocaching enthusiast Jim Chimner of Straits Area Geocachers Club will have set up hidden geocaches along the Indian River and the Little Sturgeon River near Marina Park for this special paddling event. The Launch site for this event is DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake. The 18 GeoCaches added for this event will remain in place long after the kayaking event – for your geocaching enjoyment!

Weather permitting we will be heading into the Indian River from Burt Lake and paddling down river to the confluence of the Indian River and the Little Sturgeon River (past the Straits Highway Bridges near Marina Park). There will be geocaches that can be reached from land so anyone who wishes to participate without kayaking still can! If there is a lot of wind on the lake or snow in the parking lot we will proceed to an alternate launch site around the corner and head directly into the river.

After we find caches we will be paddling back up the Indian River to the launch site on DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake. If you are bringing your own kayak please meet at the launch site at 5:00 pm. If you are renting a kayak from BrassWind Landing Boat Rental then please meet at 6240 Mack Avenue, Indian River, MI 49749. EarthWeek special kayak rental fee is $15.00. To learn more about geocaching please visit or the Straits Area Geo Caching Club’s website at For details or kayak reservations, contact Sheree Lincoln at 231-238-4843 or email her at We will have some handheld GPS’s if you do not own one. Please note that you can download an AP for your smartphone from the website.

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