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Kayak Rentals in Full Swing at Elizabeth Park

Wyandotte's Riverside Kayak Connection has begun renting kayaks at Elizabeth Park in Trenton.

Riverside Kayak Connection in Wyandotte officially began kayak rentals at Thursday.

Anita M. Twardesky, Community Outreach Manager for Riverside Kayak Connection, was on site for the official beginning of the rental season.

Twardesky said all are welcome to enjoy kayaking in the park including businesses and organizations looking for a fun outing for employees and customers.

"If a business wants to have an after work company picnic ... give us a call and we can make arrangements," Twardesky said.

She added special arrangements can be made for any day of the week, schedule permitting.

Arrangements can also be made for a kayak tour with a tour guide who would inform participants of interesting facts about local wildlife and the International Wildlife Refuge.

Trenton City Council member Bill LeFever attended the event. LeFever said he was happy to see Riverside Kayak Connection establishing an opportunity for Trenton residents to enjoy Elizabeth Park and the Detroit River.

"I think it enables us to get the Up North experience right here in Downriver," LeFever said.

The seasonal kayaking opportunity for park goers kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony organized for the Trenton Business Association's monthly Biz Blast.

Each month the TBA highlights a local business and shows residents what that business is all about.

"We want the people to really understand what a jewel we have Downriver and people starting to view the City of Trenton and the Detroit River as a recreational opportunity, and it's in their own backyard," Twardesky said.

Boats will be available Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the entrance to Elizabeth Park now through Labor Day.

Kayak enthusiasts and first timers alike can expect to pay $10 per person for a half hour of kayaking, which can be paid by cash or check.

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