Aloha Michigan!

Welcome to Paddle the Mitten™ SUP – A SUP Company for Women
SUP Michigan™ – A SUP Company for EVERYONE! 

Something NEW!~ In 2014, we are beginning something that has not been done before, Paddle the Mitten will be exclusively for women and SUP Michigan will be all Co-ed classes!  We’ve made this decision to better serve our clients and give more value to your experience with our companies!

Paddle the Mitten, LLC was Michigan’s first fully dedicated Stand Up Paddle board “Studio,” created by California SUP Instructor and Michigan Native, Linda Brown in 2010.  As mentioned above, beginning this year we are really stepping into taking care of our clients.  We know your time is very valuable and we want to provide you with the best possible experience in the 2 hours you spend with us.  From classes to retreats, you will leave us wanting more.

Also NEW! We’ve grown!  Our new location for SUP Michigan located in Suttons Bay (16 miles north of Traverse City) is dedicated to serving everyone!  We offer classes in Suttons Bay and S/E Michigan.  If you are looking for a family or Co-ed paddle, this is the place to be to S.U.P.!

There’s a reason that this sport has widely become the most popular water sport in the past 4 years, it’s accessible for some many people!  Come out and have some fun, enjoy the great inland lakes and Lake Michigan.

NEW LOCATIONS for S/E Michigan!

These are lakes that we have access to: (NOTE: We are no longer allowed to SUP in: ISLAND LAKE RECREATION, PROUD LAKE RECREATION, Kensington Metro Parks. Please contact us for more information.)

Michigan State Parks:

♥Brighton Recreation (Bishop Lk), ♥Pinckney Recreation, ♥Highland Recreation, Waterloo & Pontiac State Park, Dodge 4 Recreation (Cass Lake), Fenton (Lake Ponemah), Linden (Lobdell Lake), Higgins Lake State Park, Traverse City State Park (East Bay).

♥Best State Park in Livingston, Oakland & Washtenaw County for beginners!

 Local Lakes:

Livingston County: Hartland (Lake Tyrone), Brighton (School/Woodland Lake), Howell (Coon/Triangle Lake) Oakland County: Milford (Moore/Commerce Lake), Waterford, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion Genesee County: Fenton (Runyan/Silver Lake), Deerfield Township (Lake Shannon/ Private Lake) Ingham County: Haslet (Lake Lansing)  Washtenaw, Monroe & Kent County Available  & UP North:Leland (Lake Leelanau), Suttons Bay (West Bay), Empire (Sleeping Bear/Glen Lake), Atlana/Alpena (Fletcher’s Pond), Graying (Manistee River)

All of Paddle the Mitten’s classes are geared toward empowering women with confidence, strength and the spirit of health, wellness & friendship.

“Our clients are of all ages and activity levels. Since I want more time on the water with clients, I’ve decided to make the classes longer.  So many times other women are looking for inspiration to live the greatest life possible, I have taken that and created the Malama Bliss Blog, as a resource for all things blissful.  I feel this will be a great way to slow the roll (or paddle in our case) and create a nurturing SUP tribe.  It’s just one more positive step in making Paddle the Mitten specialized in the SUP sport & business”  states Brown.

Whether you are new to stand up paddling or you’re an existing client, we welcome you to join us.  You’ll find that we have a variety of classes & events scheduled such as; Wellness Workshops, Mitten Kitten™ SUP Club, Girls SUP Night Out, along with Weekend & Weekday Retreats.  We suggest booking early, classes do fill up.

Leave the Guys Out! No way! Stand Up Paddle Michigan is a company for everyone!

While we have made the decision to serve women only, we will always provide times to enjoy men paddling with us!  Focusing on ourselves as women, only helps create better relationships with others in our lives.  Whether you have a Husband, Boyfriend or are a Mother or Aunt to a young man, we welcome both to come and spend quality time together.  Click on the Co-Ed SUP Michigan tab or this link ( for more information.

Serving Two Main Areas in Michigan
Paddle the Mitten™ SUP – Southeast & throughout Michigan
We are HQ’d in Howell, Michigan, with an office, warehouse and yoga studio.  Since we are mobile, we love our convienent location to all highways.  Most of our regular classes are in the SE Michigan area, but we also travel to serve our customers.
SUP Michigan™ -BOTH S/E & Leelanau Peninsula

NEW for 2014! We have a great 2nd location in Suttons Bay, 25 minutes or 16.5 miles north of Traverse City on M22 (St Joseph Street).  Our new Manager and SUP Instructor, Ryan Tiderington, will be running classes, exploration paddles and events throughout the Leelanau Peninsula.  Ryan has lived in Suttons Bay for the past 6 years and has been an instructor for 4 years.  Check out the Co-Ed SUP Michigan Tab above or register for a class by clicking the Class Tab for details.

Mahalo for checking out Paddle the Mitten & SUP Michigan, LLC!


& the PTM & SUP Michigan Crew
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