Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District, Glen Arbor

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Glen Arbor's original destination for simple, unforgettable adventures. Nestled in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District has been offering a variety of experiences for the whole family for over 20 years. From kayak trips, SUP and bike rentals to wine tasting and shopping, the district has something for everyone.

Crystal River Outfitters: Glen Arbor's original destination for outdoor adventures. Crystal River Outfitters is the outfitter for kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals. Their kayak and canoe trips offer a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy!

The Cyclery: Glen Arbor's only full-service bike shop, offering year-round bike sales & repairs, cycling gear & apparel, as well as snowshoes and winter accessories. The shop also offers seasonal bike and winter rentals.

M22 Glen Arbor: Featuring the full line of M22 & Love Michigan t-shirts, hats, stickers, hoodies and accessories. The shop also stocks 13 M22 wines, all specially developed for M22 by Black Star Farms. Enjoy a great chat and sample these delicious wines at the laid-back tasting bar.

Coastal: Coastal is Glen Arbor's newest shopping destination for upscale men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear and accessories. Enjoy a casual shopping experience while combing through brands including: Patagonia, Vineyard Vines, Quiksilver Watermans, Olukai, Toms, Carve Designs, Hatley and more. New styles arriving every season!
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  • We had a great paddle with Crystal River. I would definitely go back. We had a 10-y-o with us who had never kayaked, but they said she’d be fine in a shorter single kayak. I was hesitant, but we went ...  more »
  • I've been visiting Crystal River Outfitters for the past 50 years. Always a pleasure to interact with their staff and of course a great launching point if you want a short, easy paddle in the beautifu...  more »
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  • Great service, great river. We did the 2 to 3 hour kayak experience and it was a little bit more than our seven-year-old could handle… But it was still enjoyable. The river is calm, clean, and crystal clear. It was a wonderful time.
  • Take yourself back in time, floating down a clear, clean river with uncharted territory on either bank! Plenty of shallows to take a break, sit, relax and enjoy nature...away from stress, crowds and demands of the real world. Great, courteous service by staff getting in and out of the water. Well worth the price!!

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