Kayak Detroit: More dates added for Detroit River kayak tours with Riverside Kayak

We were on to something when we thought you wanted to kayak the river. The first two Kayak Detroit dates filled up in just a couple days, so Riverside is offering more dates to get people paddling on the Detroit River. And the tours will benefit building up the East Side greenways.

Riverside Kayak will offer tours at 10 a.m.-noon June 5 (full), 9 a.m.-noon June 27 (the 1-4 p.m. slot is full); 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July  31; 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 10; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 18.

The tours will include a guided paddle through the river and East Side canals, and will highlight the river's ecological comeback. The kayak tour will depart from Maheras Gentry Park. You must register through Riverside Kayak in advance, as there are a limited number of spots available. The deadline to register is June 1.

The kayak tours will be a a fundraiser for the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative and Creekside Community Development Corp. DECC is working on the Conner Creek Greenway, which will run from the Detroit River to 8 Mile Road.

To register for the tours, call 734-285-2925. The cost is $35, and Riverside provides kayaks and equipment. Sign up fast, they're filling 'yaks like crazy.

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