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Penrod's AuSable River Resort

100 Maple Street

Penrod's is a family owned and run Grayling Michigan Canoe Livery offering canoe, kayak, and mountain bike rentals, a T-shirt shop and cabin and cottage rentals. Our seven acres on the AuSable River in Grayling offer ample parking and space for large groups. Many Boy Scout, Girl Scout, church groups, families, and others find our facilities ideal for their canoeing, mountain biking, fishing or camping trips.


Penny Mitchell

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Plenty of canoes and kayaks, but you can make a reservation here. Get a sit on top kayak if you have a hard time getting in & out. The Au Sable is beautiful but wear a hat & sunblock during the summer months. The store sells hats, tee shirts, jackets, etc, good prices. TWO TIPS: Be respectful while paddling, people live here, screaming & shouting ruins the beauty of nature, keep your kids in line! Tip these people working the the boats, they are so helpful getting people in & out of kayaks, they deserve a tip!

Val Myers

Saturday, July 21, 2018
We had an amazing time. The staff was great. Very kind and helpful. I was a little nervous but they totally put me at ease and explained the different kayaks so I felt comfortable in the one they chose for me. The river was beautiful and at the end someone arrived right on time to load the boats and take us back to our car. It was a great experience.

Cheryl Tucker

Monday, July 9, 2018
One of our favorite places to come recharge our batteries. Staying in one of their riverside cabins allows us to roll our boats in and paddle downstream. The owner is always very accommodating in helping us arrange car spotting and/or pickup and the cabins are always spotlessly clean. His staff are all friendly and helpful. Being able to walk to a variety of restaurants and ice cream shops is another plus. We've been coming yearly for many years and will continue to do so.

Yemi Lekuti

Sunday, July 15, 2018
So beautiful!! I had a blast and appreciated that it was long and got to see some wildlife!! The only recommendation I would have is for the staff to NOT lock the passengers in the van for pick up in the HEAT while checking that all the kayaks are secure in the back. He literally closed ALL THE DOORS with 11 adults in the van. We tried to open the doors only to find out the CHILD LOCK was on. Nope. I was the only one with sense to get his attention to open the door for us. The older passengers had to step out to breathe!

James Saad

Friday, June 29, 2018
Have been coming here at least once a year every year since the early 1990s. Never had one issue. Older but Extremely well kept and modernized. Very friendly staff. Great for canoeing, kayaking and biking. Great view of Au Sable from cabins. Definitely a five star stay. Graying a nice city with many restaurants.

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