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Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters

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Paddle the most scenic stretch of the Huron!

About Us

Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters is located across from (East) Delhi Metropark’s main entrance and operated within the Metroparks located in Dexter and Ann Arbor, MI.

Skip’s is a full-service canoe, kayak, and tubing rental facility providing access to the most scenic stretch of the Huron River. Since 1973, we have been offering a family-friendly adventure down the Huron without the hassle of dams, lakes or portages.

With trips launching each hour, morning and afternoon, you can catch a ride on our bus or van, and then canoe, kayak, or tube back to your car, at your own pace.

Whether you’re planning a family outing or getting some friends together for some fun in the sun, we’re here to ensure your experience is one you’ll tell your friends about!

The Metroparks are owned and operated by the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority which requires a daily pass or an annual permit for entry.

This can be purchased the day of your trip at the park entrance toll booth.

Update/Announcement
8/3/2022 – Yesterday we learned that the Huron River has been impacted by a chemical spill called hexavalent chromium that was discharged from Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom. The effluent went through Wixom’s wastewater treatment before hitting the river via Norton Creek. Hexavalent chromium was still present in the treated water. The details of this event, including the scope and severity, are still being determined.
What we know now is that people should stay out of the water in the upper Huron River above Kensington Road and below Wixom Road. That area includes Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark, part of Island Lake State Rec Area, and the stretch of river through Milford. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) are onsite and actively investigating.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local and county governments in the impact area and throughout the Huron River are also engaged in response. HRWC is tracking this issue closely and is committed to communicating the best available information on this event as it becomes available.
Please refer to these key resources for up-to-date information:
**This contamination happened many many miles up-river, in Oakland County, so our rentals will remain open for our River Trips until we are further notified from DNR/EGLE/Huron Clinton Metropark Authorities. If you have a reservation that you would like to modify or any questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Highly Recommended Canoe Trips In Ann Arbor
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Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
Cannot recommend this activity highly enough!! Loved it!

Had a fantastic experience doing the “long trip” with Skip’s. The team was friendly, on time, and very responsive. We had a fantastic trip down the Huron, with lovely scenery and even some wildlife! Cannot recommend this activity highly enough!! Loved it!

– R. Richmond | Google
Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
Great customer service..we will be back!

A great day on the river! Today was a fast flow so make sure you grab a paddle or two. We had so much fun and met new friends! Don't forget your water socks, much appreciated if you get off your tube. A great time and worth the money. Great customer service..we will be back!!!! ❤

– Stefanie R. | Google
Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
What a great experience

What a great experience -> 3 times so far!! The entire process is simple, efficient and staff is super friendly!! Can’t wait to float the river in the fall when the leaves are changing and the smell of fresh donuts from the cider mill fills the air….

– Scott S. | Google
Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
We are hands down planning on going back

Everything was exactly as promised. They were super friendly and able to answer any and all questions. All of the equipment was clean and well maintained. They were also doing an excellent job balancing all of the requirements and challenges that COVID present. We are hands down planning on going back.

– Barnaby P. | Google
Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
Best place to spend a warm 3 hour+ afternoon

Best place to spend a warm 3 hour+ afternoon. The tubs are cleaned and sanitized after each use. We had 8 people with 8 tubes that we tried together and had a wonderful family experience. Just remember to spend the 30 minutes signing all the safety waivers online before you leave home.

– Michael S. | Google
Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery & Outfitters
Had a fun and relaxing day couple of hours on the water!

Had a fun and relaxing day couple of hours on the water! I've been kayaking several times, and this was by far the best time. Friendly staff, self-explanatory directions, and a nice distance trip that gives plenty of time to still relax on the water.

– Robin W. | Google