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~Be surrounded by autumn trees showcasing their vibrant red, yellow, orange, and magenta leaves. Hear the water as the paddle runs through it and the laughter of those caught in the moment. Glide through the calm water. See the turtle scurry off the log and the heron fly overhead. Experience joy and tranquility in the great outdoors. ~

Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental

Established in 1953 – over 65 years of Outdoor Adventure ~ We Believe in “No Child Left Inside” (Regardless of Age)
Proud Lake State Recreation Area (main location)   Island Lake State Recreation Area Kensington Metropark- Farm Center Newburgh Lake- Hines Drive, Livonia

First of the Year Celebration

Heavner Canoe is proud to announce our first of the year celebration open house. On January 1 2018, from 1pm through 8pm at the Proud Lake Annex Center – Proud Lake Recreation Area. Sponsored by Heavner Canoe and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Bring your own food and beverage, no alcohol. Snow Shoes will be available to rent or bring your own cross-country skis if there is snow. Weather permitting, canoeing will be available at 3pm. For canoeing, make an advance reservation ($10 per person). For more information feel free to give us a call at 248-685-2379. Open to all ages. Donations going to the Heavner No child left inside mission will be accepted.


Gift Certificates

We have the perfect gift for your friends and family this year. Call 248-685-2379 or send an email to to get yours today!


New Maps Page!

Let Heavner’s Water Trail Paddle Guide help as you plan to take one of our Downriver Trips. Here is one of our many Google Earth Video Maps with embedded footage of pickup sites, turns, and portages. For videos and GPS Pick Up Points (powered by Google Maps) of all our pick up point locations, go to our Maps Page.

Experience wilderness paddling close to home. Launching from one of our four locations in Southeast Michigan, meander on the water through quaint towns and in beautiful state recreation areas, city parks and metroparks – stopping to hike, swim, picnic, fish, camp, and walk through town along the way.  Join us for our special events, and make sure to try a sunset and moonlight paddle to appreciate the river in a whole new way. 
We strive to make great memories for the lone paddler to the large school, church, scout, community, and corporate groups. There are a multitude of trips, which range from a one-hour, self-return paddle to a multi-day downriver journey with transportation back to the canoe rental. Customized group packages can include paddling instruction, catered meals, nature and river guide services, and recreational, team building, and educational activities both on and off the water.  
Reserve your experience today! 


 2775 Garden Road, Milford, Michigan 48381
Phone: (248) 685-2379 Fax: (248) 684-7939