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1055 Longshore Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-8004
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

8 of us rented 4 double kayaks for about $27 each. We had 6 adults and 2 under 16. The first part of the river had small rapids and we got pretty wet but it was fun. The rest of the way we paddled and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SBHgirl
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

You can do thus trip a couple ways. You can rent tubes at the livery and run the Argo cascades. There are about 8 cascades. Takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes to ride depending on how much you want to relax. Only takes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go here for kayaking which I had never done and he has. We explained to the workers that I was nervous about going. They were really friendly and took the time to explain things to us and helped us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday around 1130am and the main parking is already full but offload parking isn’t too far away and plenty of spots still. There’s a walking trail from the other parking spot to the livery. Friendly staff. You first sign the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank XinnieY
Reviewed July 18, 2018

My overall opinion is this is a great river to kayak down. It starts with some rapids which you can tube, get out, tube again. Or you can kayak through them and continue on for about an hour and a half. The current does a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Came in with our 4 kids on a great 80 degree day. Parking was busy but easy to get to and cost was reasonable $10 per person for tube. Water was clean, cool, and easy for anyone to enjoy. The walk back to the beginning...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank keithk392
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Canoes and kayaks can be rented here, and the whole area has a lot of walking trails and places to sit along the river and spend an afternoon in the sun quietly enjoying nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank DawndotEarth
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We rented tubes from the Livery and they give you a life vest to wear as well. There are a few ways to enter the cascades. Near the top, before the bridge, into deep water or past the bridge onto one of the limestone jetty's....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FlyingMommy2013
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

I went to Argo Canoe with two friends. I forgot shoes for the water, so I purchased some at Argo Canoe for $12. We watched a safety video, placed our stuff in a locker, and then went to the dock. My friends and I all...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank John E
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff got us on the river in no time flat. Gear was all in good shape and single person kayaks were fast in the water. Cascades were super fun and the temperature on the water was blissfully cooler than on land.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from rhermann2016 | Reviewed this property |
^ "Cigarette lighter" is the 12 volt power outlet in your car, not a flame-type lighter... Just to be clear. :)