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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Fun Programs on the River

​Trick or Treat Paddle is Cancelled. Unfortunately, after evaluating staff availability and operational capacities, we have decided to cancel the Trick Or Treat paddle normally held at Gallup Park.  Staff look forward to hopefully hosting this event in 2022.​

Special Activities at Argo & Gallup Park Liveries

Registration required for River Programs

River Kids – Gallup Livery for ages 2-7

Fun river programs for children ages 2-7 years with a caregiver.  Each session is once per week for four weeks. Preregistration is required. Resident, $70; nonresident, $84 per child/month. Each week you and your little one(s) will explore the river world by paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboat on Gallup Pond. The children will experience the thrill of catching fish off the dock and discovering our river critters with boats, stories, art and play.

June River Kids Sessions:

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 10-11:30 a.m.

July River Kid Sessions:

Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

August River Kid Sessions:

Mondays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, August 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. ​

40th Huron River Day Every Day

Starting in May there will be river activities and learning opportunities in river parks in Dexter, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation www.a2gov.org/HRD

Recreational Kayak Instruction – Gallup Livery

Tuesday, June 8 or July 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35/person/one-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required.  A kayak class will get you off to a great start on your river adventures. Learn basic strokes, techniques and safety before heading out to explore Gallup Pond. We provide the instruction, kayaks, paddles and lifejackets.

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instruction – Argo Livery

Tuesday, June 22 or July 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35/person/one-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required.  Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is fun, easy to learn and is a great workout out on beautiful Argo Pond. We provide the instruction, boards, paddles, and lifejackets.

Adapted Kayaking – Gallup Livery

The Adaptive Kayaking program allows participants with a disability to learn how to kayak and to spend time kayaking on the beautiful Huron River, accompanied by trained support staff and led by a trained, certified instructor. Participants are fitted to a kayak, including time for any adaptations needed, given kayaking instruction, and along with trained guides at a 2 to 1 ratio, try out their new skills on the river. If a participant is unable to kayak independently, they can still participate in one of our tandem kayaks. Each session is two classes. 

Course Fee: $50/person, 6-person maximum

Session 01: Tuesdays, July 20 and July 27, 4:30-6 p.m.

Session 02: Tuesdays, July 20 and July 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

Session 03: Tuesdays, August 10 and August 17, 4:30-6 p.m.

Session 04: Tuesdays, August 10 and August 17, 6:30-8 p.m.

Kayaking for Seniors – Gallup Livery

Kayaking for Seniors allows participants over 50 to kayak on the beautiful Huron River, accompanied by trained support staff. Participants are fitted to a kayak, including minor adaptations if needed, given basic kayaking instruction, and along with trained guides set out for a practice session on the river. We have easy kayak launch docks making it simple to enter and exit the kayaks. Kayaks, single or tandem, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Each session is two classes. 

Course Fee: $50/person, 6-person maximum

Session 01: Wednesdays, July 21 and July 28, 9-10:30 a.m.

Session 02: Wednesdays, July 21 and July 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 03: Wednesdays, August 11 and August 18, 9-10:30 a.m.

Session 04: Wednesdays, August 11 and August 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.​​

River Women - Argo Livery

Thursdays, July 22, July 29 and August 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $75/person/three-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required. Explore the Huron River in this ladies-only boating adventure. In each of the three sessions we will try out different types of boats all while having fun on the river.  1st session: Kayak on the pond learning basic strokes and maneuvers.  2nd session: Try out stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) to see the water in a whole new way. 3rd session: Use your new boating skills to kayak the Argo Cascades and on down the river. ​​​

Gallup Park Livery, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240 

Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241 

Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor [email protected]