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2017 Moonlight Paddles

Canoe or kayak toward the setting sun to Milford Central Park Walk into town for dinner or dessert Paddle back under the moon Enjoy a bonfire

This popular event is perfect for a date night, a family outing, or an adventure with friends.

Launch Location: Google Map

Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental
2775 Garden Road, Milford, MI 48381
Within Proud Lake State Recreation Area


  • Canoe/Tandem Kayak – $20/person (Two person minimum per boat)
  • Single Kayak – $30/person
  • Bring Your Own Boat – $15/person

Includes bonfire and shuttle

Pre-registration is recommended*.
Complete the registration form below or call 248.685.2379

Group Rate for parties of 10 or more:

  • Canoe/Tandem Kayak – $18/person (Two person minimum per boat)
  • Single Kayak – $28/person
  • Bring Your Own Boat – $13/person

Please contact Alan Heavner at (248) 685-2379 or to register your group.


Date Launch Time Sunset Moonrise
Saturday, May 13 7:00 PM 8:44 PM 11:14 PM
Friday, June 9
Saturday, June 10
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
9:08 PM
9:08 PM
9:11 PM
10:00 PM
Friday, July 7
Saturday, July 8
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
9:12 PM
9:11 PM
7:56 PM
8:44 PM
Friday, August 4
Saturday, August 5
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
8:49 PM
8:48 PM
6:40 PM
7:46 PM
Saturday, September 9 6:30 PM 7:54 PM 10:04 PM
Saturday, October 7 5:30 PM 7:05 PM 8:39 PM
Saturday, November 4 5:00 PM 6:23 PM 7:12 PM
Saturday, December 2 3:30 PM 5:01 PM 4:44 PM

Fine Print:

*Online registration ends 24 hours prior to each event.  All skill levels are welcome. Dress for the weather. Headlamps and drinking water are recommended. Dinner is NOT included in the price. If you do not already have a State Recreation Passport, it is available for purchase for $11 at the canoe rental. Ask us about our Private Group Outings for parties of 10 or more. See our cancellation and weather policies. Click links on registration form below for tandem/single kayak availability.

Registration form (all fields required):

If you would like to register a group of 10 or more people, please contact Alan Heavner at (248) 685-2379 or

***Online registration for the November 4th Moonlight Paddle is now over.  There are still canoes and kayaks available on a first come, first served basis.  Please call (248) 685-2379 for more information. ***