Honor Trading Post

Honor Trading Post

Honor Trading Post
4.5
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1 dentro de 5 km

4.5
82 avaliações
Excelente
58
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15
Razoável
4
Ruim
3
Horrível
2

CZ1143
Aurora, IL199 contribuições
Excellent service
set de 2021 • Casais
We rented a canoe for a trip on the Platte River. It was easy to make reservations online, and the checkin process was smooth. We parked our car at the destination of the trip, so it was super easy at the end of the trip. The river is quite shallow and calm. We had beautiful weather, which made it a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. The actual time on the river was a little less than two hours.
Feita em 9 de setembro de 2021
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Michele
Grand Rapids, MI53 contribuições
Lovely lazy trip down the Platte
ago de 2021 • Família
This was my second visit in 3 weeks and really liked how easy the whole process is. I have tried the other rental company in the area which was good for kayaking but the check in was very chaotic, at the Trading Post was far less so. It's easy check in, buying your park pass, drive out to the launch site, then ride back to your car. Fyi you DO have to be able to carry your tube about 1/4 mile to the river from the drop off site so highly recommend water shoes. Two of us had tubes without bottoms and one had a tube with a bottom, if we had to do over again the one with the bottom said he would have chosen to get one without a bottom. Was just nicer to be able to have your lower half in the water for the ride. All in all was a very nice relaxing day, well definitely use these guys again.
Feita em 5 de agosto de 2021
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Tom H
Lansing, Michigan40 contribuições
Beautiful and Relaxing Paddle
jun de 2021
We arrived early for our second excursion on the Platte River using the Trading Post as the outfitter. The staff was efficient and very courteous. We reserved ahead. Everything was in order. We were able to leave for a canoe paddle earlier than the reserved time. Between 9 and 10 AM on a Friday, we were 1 of 3 customers. We followed the staff member is our car to the take-out point, got our gear, locked the car, and were taken back to the put-in point. The staff member was ready to offer any assistance we needed to launch the canoe. The Platte is a very placid river and on this day we saw only a few other paddlers/tubers. We ordered a box lunch to take which was simple but welcome to have after our 1 hr 20 min trip.
Feita em 25 de junho de 2021
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Grace D
Michigan35 contribuições
Nice Paddle on the Platte River
jun de 2021 • Família
We rented a canoe and two kayaks. The staff was very knowledgeable, and the entire process was streamlined. We had a nice paddle down the river. You do have to paddle through a lake, but if you stick to the coast you should be fine. Overall it was a good experience and I would come again.
Feita em 13 de junho de 2021
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Sherry L
Saginaw, MI600 contribuições
First time with this company!
mai de 2021 • Casais
Hubs and I were happy with the experience. I liked being able to book and pay online. The 2 people we interacted with were friendly and helpful. We felt confident in our trip after receiving instructions and viewing the map. The trip itself had a variety of slow river experiences- a type of lake, slow meandering areas, faster shallower areas, nice wildlife and the end where the river came out into Lake Michigan was fabulous! It was a perfect reintroduction to kayaking as we haven't been in a year.
Feita em 22 de maio de 2021
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Morgan M
1 contribuição
Kayak rental on vacation
mai de 2021 • Casais
From start to finish the staff was knowledgeable and attentive! We will definitely be signing up with the Trading Post again for our kayak trips! We signed up the same day for a rental and it was honestly everything we expected and more! Love the shuttle so we ended up right at our car in the end!
Feita em 21 de maio de 2021
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Efi C
Detroit, MI14 contribuições
Perfect for beginners as well
ago de 2020 • Família
This was our first time kayaking with the family. The entire process was very easy to follow. The people who helped were very nice.
It was great that it was Honor Trading Post who helped us in our first time. It made it so memorable.
Feita em 14 de setembro de 2020
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Angela B
3 contribuições
Great adventure
ago de 2020 • Família
Wonderful time kayaking lower Platte with my family. Kids 16,15, and 12 had no issues. Water was perfect allowing you to go at your own pace. The scenery is spectacular! Lots of wildlife to enjoy along the way. Trading post is the spot for enjoying Platte river the staff is kind, informative and make some great food too so after your trip I recommend enjoying some of their food before heading out. We ate there a few times during our trip. Also, a good place to allow the family to pick up some souvenirs. We will be back!
Feita em 22 de agosto de 2020
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DVX135
Ann Arbor, MI5 contribuições
Upper Platte not suitable for canoes
ago de 2020 • Casais
Overall service at Honor Trading Post was good and easy to book online. Only negative was late start on 9am trip. Would definitely come back in future and recommend overall.

Writing this as cautionary note to those interested in the Upper Platte River section. We’ve canoed the Lower Platte previously, and that is manageable and fun for nearly everyone, regardless of experience and skill level. And also great for canoe or kayak.

I would highly caution against taking a canoe, or even a tandem kayak on the Upper Platte. Challenge is that the current in the first quarter to third of the trip is fast, with extremely tight turns, and many fallen trees with branches poking out. Canoes and tandem kayaks are too long to safely control through many of these areas. Even if you’re experienced (my wife and I have done quite a few river trips in a canoe, some quite challenging), you’re up against the pure physics of the strong current working against a long boat. The current will push you fast to the outside and kick the back end around, making it hard, and sometimes impossible, to avoid hitting trees fallen across the water. Because the turns are so tight, you don’t know what awaits you until you round the bend, making it hard to setup to make safe passage around obstacles.

A large fallen tree spans across at one point, and only way under it is to lie back completely horizontal, which means you can’t paddle or steer. For this one, I got out and guided the canoe through.

We ended up dumping our canoe twice, and thankfully only suffered a few bruises. However, the potential for serious injury from getting rammed into fallen trees is real and likely.
We talked to another group at the end who ran into the same problems with tandem kayaks. They too were experienced and wouldn’t do it again in a longer boat. And emptying a tandem kayak is much harder along a river than a canoe.

Because of all this, can’t emphasize enough to avoid this with canoes and tandem kayaks. A single short kayak would be manageable, provided you had experience maneuvering in fast and twisting current.

All that being said, the Platte is a beautiful river and we saw plenty of wildlife, including a Great Blue Heron.

Parts of the Betsie River are a good option if you want something more than drifting on the Lower Platte, but still safe and manageable for a canoe.
Feita em 13 de agosto de 2020
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Angie B
Indianapolis, IN2 contribuições
Perfect way to spend 3 hours
jul de 2020
My family of 4 did the 2-3 hour trip. It was every bit of 3 hours. Kids are 14 and 11. It was fun although 2 hours would have suited us better. Current was slow and that was shared with us upfront...can't control that. You do need to spend extra and buy a floating cooler...need to hydrate along the way. Fair pricing. River is shallow enough so I didn't worry when my younger son was flopping in and out of the tube.
Feita em 20 de julho de 2020
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