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Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals

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Great Kayak Trip - Top Notch Outfitter!

We came for a weekend and we called ahead to do the 4.5 hour canoe (kayak) trip on Saturday but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
myxbze
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Farmington, MI
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Best in Town

Jim (owner) and the rest of the crew will take care of you like family. They know the river and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leaderdog
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white lake
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Penrod's is a family owned, operated and oriented business that caters to family fun! Our popular one-day trips are perfect for a family getaway or a scouting, school, or religious group outing. A day with Penrod's will be a day to be remembered...more
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100 Maple St, Grayling, MI 49738-1510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to this trip as everyone had said how nice the AuSable river was wide and deep and great for canoeing. We rented a canoe from Penrod’s. They were very nice and accommodating. We started of with high hopes for we expected...More

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback and your comments about the staff. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed about the river.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a weekend and we called ahead to do the 4.5 hour canoe (kayak) trip on Saturday but the weather did not look good. We checked with Penrod’s and since the weather was “iffy” (it looked to us like it might clear up)...More

Thank myxbze
Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your Au Sable River experience. We appreciate your kind comments about the staff, they work hard and deserve to be recognized for their efforts. Thank you again, we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim (owner) and the rest of the crew will take care of you like family. They know the river and have the best equipment in town. We went on the 4 hr trip, but completed in in less time including a nice break at canoe...More

Thank leaderdog
Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the kind words about the staff we will share this review with them. Also, thank you for sharing the details of your trip, it will be helpful to others who may be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to kayak on the Au Sable while vacationing from Florida. We were very impressed at the equipment available and opted for a 2-person Sit-On kayak and the short (2.5 hr) Burton trip. The staff is very helpful showing photos of...More

Thank SchnauzerBridget
Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the feedback. We are grateful for your comments and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Penrod's staff were very friendly and helpful from the front desk to getting us in the canoe, getting us out the canoe and the van ride back.

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the kind words about the staff. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We've been here a few times and each time has been just perfect. We've rented bikes and also kayaked. Every single employee is super nice, they are caring, and make sure everything is good before and after your trip. Can't say enough good things.

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Penrod's experience. We appreciate the comments about the staff. Thank you again and we look forward to your next trip.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We have been coming to Penrods for several years. Best kayak selection in quality, condition, and age. Very flexible and will do car spots. Owners and staff the best happy and hard workers anywhere!! Everyone we take with us feels the same.

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Thank Dennis Q
Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the kind comments about our operation. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Been renting from Penrod's for decades. Kind and friendly service. Great river. Did it with my Dad when I was 8 and now taking my 4 kids and youngest who is 8. Did kayaks for the first time. They were very mobile, safe and a...More

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and coming back to continue the family tradition.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

It was a wonderful outing, pleasant people, gorgeous river, excellent equipment, and perfect weather!

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the feedback. Thanks for the kind comments about the staff, river and equipment.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Took my granddaughter out in a tandem kayak. The staff was great. Friendly and professional service. I will go back!

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's AuSable Canoe and Kayak Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the review and the comments about the staff. Thank you again, we look forward to your next trip.

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Josh F
24 June 2018|
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Response from Jim H | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. We do not make pick ups at the State Park, there is a local bus service (Dial a Ride 989-348-5409) or taxi service (US Taxi 989-745-6074). Our full day trip would be the 4 hr trip to Stephan... More
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hannah_mi_16
16 June 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Property representative |
We do not have bike trailers available. Most renters either ride from Penrod's to the paved pathway or load the bikes in their vehicles.
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