- $12.50 for a self-guided two-hour fall-colors canoe or kayak rental with cider and donuts (a $27 value)
This Groupon is valid only for rentals on Saturdays after 1 p.m. at the Proud Lake location where customers can take in the view of fall foliage on the Huron River. Canoes or kayaks must be returned 30 minutes before sunset. Upon return, paddlers sip on cider and snack on fresh donuts.
Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental
After buying their first canoe in 1942, Chester and Stella Heavner were hooked. So were their friends. After constantly loaning out their red-canvas Old Town canoe, the pair invested in two more and started charging a nominal rental fee. In 1953, they made it official with a patch of riverfront property, eight canoes, and a trailer.
Today, Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental is run by Chester and Stella’s eldest son, Alan. He and his staff manage an inventory of more than 200 canoes and kayaks, which they rent at three locations along the Huron River.