Buckley's Mountainside Canoes

Paddle and Pick Concert Series

Written by Liz Busch Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:02


Paddle and Pick Concert Series: Pure Michigan in an Evening

Mike Gilmore World Music Trio August 9th

Join us for this unique musical vacation. The only Saturday Paddle and Pick!! These gentleman are all incredibly and diversely talented. Be prepared to be have a relaxing and enjoyable night down by the river! Paddle trips running all day, music at 8pm! Take the School Rd trip and land in front of the Apple Tree Stage

Mike Gilmore (Northwoods Improvisors) - Acoustic Guitar & Marimba

Mike Johnston - Acoustic Bass & Flutes

Mike List - Tabla, Frame Drum & Percussion

G.S. Harper August 22nd

Paddle and Pick on a Friday, The Last Paddle and Pick of the Season!! Buckley's friend and Texas/Ohio Superstar G.S. Harper loves to perform at Buckley's, he has a good time you will have a great time!



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Reel Paddling Film Festival 2014

Written by Liz Busch Monday, 20 January 2014 15:18


Buckley's is proud to present for the third year in Mt Pleasant the 9th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival. Enjoy the best in Paddling cinema while enjoying the best in. Michigan Beer at the Mt Pleasant Brewing Company 614 w. Pickard, Mt Pleasant. April 19th 2014, 7pm

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.

With over 25 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

With your $12 ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you can enter the Yakima Take It Easy Sweepstakes for a chance to win a complete base rack package. You also receive free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, a $39 value. You will also be supporting the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy. More information coming soon!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:45

Thank you!

Written by Liz Busch Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:02

Thank you for a great 2013 season! We are pretty much closed for the year although if we have nice weather we can often be talked into a run up to School Rd ;) please email at for the quickest response. We still have two used Rivieras for $300 a piece or TWO for $500! That is half price! Or a brand new Cruise 12 for $699, that is $200 off! They would make great holiday gifts! 

Check out this website or especially our Facebook page for news and special events! Have a great winter!

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Fall Hours

Written by Liz Busch Monday, 02 September 2013 10:45

Fall Hours

After Labor Day please call for reservations on weekdays, we are usually here but are sometimes called away for part of the day. Weekends open 10-5:30 until October 6th, weather permitting. Never hesitate to call ahead!

Don't forget our Fall Colors Brewer's Paddle September 29th!! Reserve canoe or kayak for this wonderful event. Ride too and from Mt Pleasant Brewing company 24oz beer in souvenier bottle, 2-3 hour trip, chili dinner all for only $35 a person ($30 when you use bottle from last year)

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Written by Liz Busch Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:21


Join Us August 25th for a day of Chippewa River Fun and a chance to WIN a Jackson Riviera all for a great cause! 

Michigan kids have some of the best outdoor opportunities in the world. Crystal clear clean waters, pristine forests, rolling sand dunes, Michigan is a natural play ground. Unfortunatly not all kids get a chance to experience our states natural beauty first hand. Buckley's Mountainside Canoes is teaming up with Camp Mystic Lake YMCA Camp to provide a scholarship for Michigan youth to attend one of Michigan's best outdoor, overnight camps. A week of camp at Mystic is only $425-$500 dollars, a very reasonable price expecially considering the quality of camp. My kids have been going for the last three years and it has quickly become one of their fondest places on earth. If you are from Central Michigan chances are you or someone you know has experienced the Mystic Magic.

The scholarsip is named for our good friend and avid outdoorsman, Jeremy Caldwell known to many as Bopper. He shared his love of the outdoors working at Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes, and with anyone he crossed paths with. Mystic Lake says that a memorial schoalrship has not been established in about 20 years. They are so enthusiastic about supporting this scholarship they generously donated $1000 from the general fund and is matching donations up to $5000.00 if made in 2013.

Join us Sunday August 25th 12pm for this amazing cause!!! $35 gets an afternoon on the river, a t-shirt, hot dogs and a hand of Paddle Poker!!!

Please reserve a boat as registration is limited!!!

Top hand wins GRAND PRIZE of a BRAND NEW JACKSON RIVIERA other prizes to be announced, a good time to be had by all!!

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