$12 for a Two-Hour Canoe or Kayak Rental from Heavner Canoe Rental in Milford ($24 Value)

Proud Lake Location

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Customer Reviews

111 Ratings

It is a fabulous place. They provide a beautiful experience!
Lin · July 19, 2013
Will definitely come back with friends and family.
Amy H. · May 30, 2012
I had such a beautiful afternoon and the staff was very helpful getting set up and flexible about my timing as well. Great experience!
Victoria R. · September 28, 2017

What You'll Get


Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; kayakers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a two-hour canoe or kayak rental at Heavner Canoe Rental in Milford (a $24 value). This deal is valid only at the location on Proud Lake.

The Heavner family deploys a flotilla of more than 200 canoes and kayaks onto the waterways of Michigan’s state parks, allowing self-guided explorers to chart a course through lush woodlands. After donning life jackets, paddlers can push off from Proud Lake’s public launch site and engage the Huron River in a seductive dance of oars. Each rental canoe can fit up to two people, so pairs can divvy up the muscle work or synchronize their strokes to outpace solo kayakers. Thanks to the Huron River’s gentle currents and the butter-churning factory upstream, riders can expect a smooth two-hour round-trip ride suited to beginners.

A valid permit is required to enter Michigan state parks. This is not included in the Groupon but may be purchased upon your visit to Proud Lake State Recreation Area.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 5 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Subject to weather. Valid only for canoe or kayak. Must purchase a state park permit separately. Valid for Proud Lake location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.