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Address: 101 Maple St, Grayling, MI 49738-1509
Phone Number: +1 989 348 4921
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Borchers Canoe & Kayak is family owned, operated, and oriented. We...

Borchers Canoe & Kayak is family owned, operated, and oriented. We provide canoe & kayak rental on the beautiful AuSable River. Trips ranges in length from 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 hour daytrips to overnight camping trips. Our bed & breakfast provides riverfront accommodations year round. Six guest rooms, full breakfast, and a casual atmosphere allow our guests to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Great Family-run Operation with Super Service!

We had an amazing day and Borchers made it possible. Super friendly, reasonable prices, and nice equipment. We had a group of 12 with some younger kids too (3-7) and we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bob G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing day and Borchers made it possible. Super friendly, reasonable prices, and nice equipment. We had a group of 12 with some younger kids too (3-7) and we had a blast. They even have small paddles for the youngsters so they can feel like they are helping out too. Borchers is the one to head to for... More 

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Thank Bob G
Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love providing service to families, especially with kids of all ages. We are delighted that you had an amazing day. We hope you make this a family tradition. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were beginner canoers and so we did the beginner's route, which is 2.5 hours. We thought we were severely slow at one point because we passed the first landmark after 1 hour and 45 minutes, and we thought it was going to come after 45 minutes, but it turns out we'd misheard the guide. The only thing I would... More 

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Thank 349katief
Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We sometimes forget that not everyone grew up with a paddle in their hands so your review is helpful. We give instruction upon request but we appreciate the reminder to ask a few more questions when signing up to improve our customer service. More 

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling through Michigan on a 90 degree day, midweek. Stopped in Grayling to see if we could do a short kayak trip. Borchers had the 3 of us on the water in 20 minutes. It is well organized with a nice and knowledgeable staff of kids. Would highly recommend.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. A kayak trip on a 90 degree day is an awesome idea! We appreciate your comments on our staff and your recommendation. More 

Perrysburg, OHIO 43551
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations at the Riverside Bed & Breakfast that is operated by Borchers. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast (at 8:30 a.m.) was absolutely outstanding, There was far more than we needed to fill us up, and the company of the other six B&B occupants was delightful, thoughtful, and truly wonderful. The very short walk to... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is top-notch, number one, excellent guests like yourselves that our make it a pleasure to own and operate this business. More 

Davisburg, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The canoes we rented were very well maintained, the facility was clean inside and out and very accommodating. The organization was well staffed and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use again.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments, especially about our staff. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Clarendon Hills, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Borchers was simply THE PERFECT choice for us, as we were looking for a clean, beautiful calm river to stop at and kayak while we headed to northern Michigan for a golf trip. Very easy to find, easy access off of main highway, extremely clean property and darling little building on the river where you "put in". Friendly owners and... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The current moves from 3 to 5 miles per hour but is very forgiving if you make a mistake. We are glad you had some laughable moments and look forward to your return for a longer trip. We aren't exactly heaven, but we have the same zip code :) More 

Frederic, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mark and Cheri are awesome!! Their crew is the best! You can't ask for better, really great kids!!!!

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have enjoyed having you with us for 18 years! Thanks for mentioning our crew. More 

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great experience! We did the 2 1/2 hour kayak trip because it was our first time with our son! It was perfect.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The 2 1/2 hour trip is perfect for kids. We hope your son has many more river adventures. More 

Haslett
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and accommodating. The grounds are beautiful. There are canoes or kayaks available for rent and several different trip lengths to choose from. We've visited Borcher's for four years in a row and plan to be back next year.

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Thank Kristen C
Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for mentioning the choices in watercraft and trip length. We look forward to your visit next year. More 

Marshall, Michigan
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome place to come. Your hosts Cheri and Mark always make you feel at home. Their staff are very polite and helpful. They work together like a well oiled machine, impressive to watch! I am never disappointed when I come for a weekend.

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Thank cookqueen56
Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is our goal for our return guests to feel like they are coming home to a warm, friendly place. Thank you for your comments on our staff. We are very proud of the way they all work together. More 

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