Schulman Paddleworks

Schulman Paddleworks was founded in 2011 by the Schulman brothers after many decades directing a summer camp in Northern Michigan. Their skills were honed on the remote rivers and lakes of upper Michigan and Canada.

Bill and Jack began their paddling careers on a variety of rivers throughout the state-AuSable, Boardman, Sturgeon, Jordan, Manistee, Pigeon, and Two Hearted in the upper peninsula. In Canada the brothers paddled Mij Lake, Ranger Lake, and the Agawa River. Their extensive knowledge of river-lake tripping is second to none. Their other specialty is weather, a crucial component of almost all water based activities.


Located 200 yards from the bridge, on the harbor



204 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720


We rent the highest quality PERCEPTION double/single kayaks - our NAISH standup paddleboards are for all around cruising and learning.


  • Osprey
  • Darn tough
  • Mt khaki
  • Filson
  • Chaco
  • Olukai
  • Chums
  • Ek
  • Croakie
  • Fitkicks
  • Island Daze
  • Opinel
  • Hults Bruk
  • Spyderco
  • Tilley
  • Sunday Afternoon Hats
  • Sea to Summit
  • Goal Zero
  • Puravida
  • Chagrin Falls Soaps
  • Suncloud sunglasses
  • Topo packs
  • Gecko
  • Cudas water shoes
  • Spibelt
  • Kokatat gloves
  • Sunbum