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The idea for The Power of Water was to create a space where the power of water can be shared with as many people as possible.

Water is transforming.

Being on the water with a paddle in hand, is both relaxing and energizing, rewarding and challenging, chaotic and serene, fun and humbling. The quality of your experience is personal. By all of us sharing our skills and adventures, we can really grow the paddling community. That means getting those who would not even think of a paddle through town, out on the water. Once they see and feel the river, their minds cannot help but to be opened to what we already know.

More people experiencing the water in a positive way directly translates into more people making a difference. So come out and share with us, play with us and help us to protect the power of water.

Lake Powell paddleboarding


Lake Powell paddleboarding

The Power of Water, Michigan’s leading multi-discipline paddling school is based out of our retail store in downtown Lansing, MI. We are located on the Grand River with easy access to the river for demoing sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP). We are proud to meet your paddlesport needs. You can find new and used boats and boards, paddle gear, and accessories. We also offer repairs on both boats and gear.

420 E Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48906

Open Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00 – 6:00 or by appointment


Lake Powell paddleboarding

Our multi-discipline paddling school is based out of our retail store in downtown Lansing, MI. We offer professional coaching in both private and group settings for kayak, canoe and SUP instruction. Our course progressions help you embrace your learning goals while having fun. As part of our school we offer American Canoe Association (ACA) courses and assessments for both skills and instructors.  Join us for our stand-alone classes, pool sessions in the winter or come on a multi-day adventure coached trip. 


narrows of the cheat river kayaking

Trips are built around our core philosophy of developing independent paddlers. Build your skills and accelerate your learning in real-life conditions with multiple days of coaching. We offer Sea Kayaking, Whitewater kayaking, and SUP adventure learning trips. Each of the destinations offers a range of paddling environments so we can choose the optimal conditions for the group. 


This place changed my life

The coaching is so purposeful and impactful. I've paddled for years but learned so much I never knew I didn't know.

It's better than everything!

Trey creates an environment where we are held by each other. I always feel cared for and the whole group is able to support me by giving advice and encouragement.



One couple in our community approached us with the desire to pay it forward by anonymously donating a TPOW trip. They had experienced transformational change through YOU and TPOW. Now they want to give back in creating a path for others who may not be able to see the line, to encounter not just the sport, but the community and coaching. Guided by their vision to pay it forward, we have set up the Share the Experience Fund.  Our goal is to provide access to learning experiences for those who might not take that step on their own.

By appointment or

Tuesday & Wednesdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm

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420 E Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48906

The Power of Water Shop