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Address: 5959 S Oak St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5117
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We kayaked down the Crystal river in Glen Arbor. The water is very shallow and has a nice current so very easy to kayak down.I am afraid of water over my head and this was not... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
lovebeach2
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We kayaked down the Crystal river in Glen Arbor. The water is very shallow and has a nice current so very easy to kayak down.I am afraid of water over my head and this was not scary at all. A year ago in August a big wind surge came through and knocked down a bunch of trees, which were laying... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Same great family just a different name. Course has gone through some renovations sense the name change!

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Thank Keeston S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

We have had quite a bit of water recently. So the water was a bit higher than normal. No shooting the whatchamacallit, but was fun nonetheless. Not sure if this is helpful, but I wasn't too geeked to do this. The weather was a bit on the chilly side (68 degrees). I was pleasantly suprised by how warm I was... More 

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Thank HJC1978
Kansas City
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128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Just a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. The rental agency takes you to the put in and you float to their shop.

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Thank otisokansascity
Rockford, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

There was no one around, no boats anywhere and no sign indicating anything. After the hot weather in the midwest, we were looking for a cool float down the Crystal River. we headed over to the the Crystal River Outfitters store right on M-22 and were well taken care of. Across the street was the Cyclery and M-22 store. Great... More 

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6 Thank glenarborfan
Cincinnati OH
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We actually just got back from The River Traverse City. But the same guy apparently owns both. We didn't feel like driving to Glen Arbor because we're planning to spend two days there later in the week. So we found The River at Clinch Park in Traverse City. They offer all kinds of deals, from 1 hour to a half... More 

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Thank Becktravel
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129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We were in the area on vacation this past summer (August 2012) and my kids wanted to go kayaking. We brought along some other family members and a group of around 15 of us headed here to rent some kayaks. I had called the day before and was told we did not need reservations, however, once we got there another... More 

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2 Thank BethanneU4
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Online prices do not match store prices so make sure you call ahead to confirm what the actual cost is. The experience itself was enjoyable and we would like to do it again. I think we'll use the other outfitter in town next time, though, so we aren't surprised when the bill comes.

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3 Thank Jason E
Vancouver, Washington
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149 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We loved the float down the Crystal with The River. There crew is great, informative, relaxed, conversational and all about making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our time. I dig that they have a place to kick-back and relax without feeling like you're in the thick of a tourist trap. You can buy some snacks there or bring lunch... More 

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2 Thank cctkMiller
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We loved tubing and knee boarding in the water which was so blue and clean!

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