Explore Algoma Opened June 21

Explore Algoma, a new kayak and paddle-board rental business, celebrated its official opening June 21. Explore Algoma rents single and tandem kayaks and stand-up paddle boards at hourly and daily rates starting at $35 per hour.

Couple and co-owners Don Chic and Katie Crossman are renting their tiki-inspired shed from the City of Algoma. It’s located in Olson Park, N8108 Hwy 42, and offers a float-style launch on the Ahnapee River.

“We love being a part of connecting people to nature,” the co-owners said.

“It also is nice we can see people at their happiest. … It is easy to smile when everyone around you is happy.”

To reserve a watercraft, visit, email [email protected] or call 920.212.1678. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to dusk; or by appointment.