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Argo Canoe Livery

1055 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Ranked #1 of 9 activities in Ann Arbor
Type: Marinas
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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Oregon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We live about an hour away and arrived in Ann Arbor pretty close to noon on a Saturday. We wanted to do the longer Barton to Gallup kayak trip, but that was full. So we decided to head to Argo for the Argo to Gallup trip. This trip is supposed to take an hour and a half, but if you... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable 3 hours floating down the Huron from Argo to Gallup park. We rented 2 2-man kayaks; the fees are very reasonable. Our kids (2 pre-teen boys) got a safe and tiny taste of kayaking rapids in the not difficult Cascades section at the beginning of the trip; after that the water is very calm and... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I highly recommend taking the kayak from Argo to Gallup Park. A very enjoyable and inexpensive 2 hour trip. A two person kayak is $28. Do bring a zip lock bag. You will get a little wet and if your kayak does get sideways on you down the falls, it will flip but very shallow water.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a nice day today, sunny and warm. Decided to rent a Kayak from Argo and go down to the Gallop livery. The equipment was in good shape, easy to put in. This part of the river had steady current with very few pools where you had to paddle, though we paddled the entire trip.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I enjoy double kayaking in quiet places. We arrived at Argo early on a Fourth of July weekend. They have plenty of watercraft and the stillwater area was quiet despite having several other groups on the river. The only noise we encountered was passing under the freeway. Aside from that, it's like being up north since there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Did the Argo to Gallup Raft trip. The rapids at the beginning were fun. Nothing to be alarmed about if you haven't done it before. The raft and life jackets were in good shape, and the workers were friendly and knowledgeable. Once through the rapids at the beginning, it is a leisurely drift down the river, nice and relaxing. And... More

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Williamston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Doesn't even feel like you're 10 minutes away from AA! Came here with four adults. Initially was going to start at Gallup, but we accidentally ended up at Argo first. A good thing we did as we had no wait at Argo vs. a 2 hour wait at Gallup. We came with 4 adults, 2 did kayaks, 2 did a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Needed outing close by that wouldn't break church teen fund. Ann arbor 1 hr from Lake Orion. Teens wanted to tube. Went on a 90 degree day 7/16/2013 . Had 5 teens 13-18 & three adults. Tubes were resonable to rent but found out park is public so you can bring your own & tube for free. It's not the... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went there this summer with a friend. It is very surprising that this is even in Ann Arbor! It was a calm and fun afternoon, delightful ride. The people are very friendly who work there, and the canoes are sturdy. Great views.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

If you're canoe enthusiast, it's fun to paddle parts of the Huron. I personally prefer one the lakes outside of Dexter. Nevertheless, a pleasant experience.

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