Can you stand it? Stony Creek Metropark offers Stand Up Paddleboarding
Jump on board and try something new as Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPS) are now available for rent at Eastwood Beach at Stony Creek Metropark, near Rochester/Washington Township.
Hailed as the world’s fastest growing water sport, stand up paddleboarding has quickly gained a reputation as a fun activity that is not very hard to learn. Stand up paddleboarding consists of standing on a 9- to 12-foot SUP while using a long paddle to navigate through the water
Stand up paddleboards can be rented when the beach is open, 10 am to 5 pm daily, now through Labor Day. The boards cost $10 per hour to rent with a $20 deposit required.
Participants must be 16 years or older to rent a SUP, and must provide a valid driver’s license or State issued picture ID (school ID’s are not acceptable). Life vests are provided for each SUP user. No reservations are taken as SUPS are rented on a first come first served basis. Cash only, no credit/debit cards accepted.
Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 25,000 acres, 10 spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports.
A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors, or $5 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.
Note: This announcement was received and posted by the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch.