We invite you to experience the Pine River
Shomler Canoes & Kayaks, LLC is a family owned and operated canoe rental business servicing the Pine River.Established as Famous Jarolim Canoes in 1955, it is the oldest livery operating on the Pine River. In April 2000 it was renamed Shomler Canoe & Kayak Rental and moved to its present location. We offer canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Pine River, a National Scenic River flowing through the Manistee National Forest. The Pine River is considered by many to be the premier paddlesport river in Michigan’s Lower Peninsular. With an average gradient of 12 foot per mile it offers a challenge unequalled in this area.
Our rental fleet consists mainly of Old Town canoes and kayaks. These popular watercraft are quiet, comfortable and offer molded seats. We also maintain a small number of Michicraft aluminum canoes for those that prefer this traditional canoe. Our Hyside and Starr rafts are full sized commercial grade inflatables.
Be sure to visit our gift shop,inquire about bus service and check out our weekday discount packages.
Whether you have a party of 2 or 172, we can meet your needs. We also offer weekday discounts for groups.
Click on Directions for a map and driving instructions to our location.
We are open May 1 through October 31. During the early spring and winter by appointment. Call for off season information.
The river hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Our office opens at 8:30 a.m. so we can have you on the river by 9:00.
You must be off the river by 6:00 p.m. and have your equipment back to the office by 6:30 p.m. to avoid a late fee.
Check the Pine River conditions here.
Thank you for visiting our web site. If you need more information, please call us at:
We hope to see you this spring/summer/or fall. Have a great outdoor adventure!
Cliff & Pam Green
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This institution
is operated under special use permit with the Manistee National