Buckley's Mountainside Canoes

The Reel Paddling Film Festival

Written by Liz Busch Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:44



About RPFF World Tour

Buckley's is proud to present in Mt Pleasant for the 4th year in a row the Reel Paddling Film Festival. At Mountain Town Brewing Company, The Tap Room on 614 W Pickard. Main show starts at 7, special showing of Paddle To DC starts at 6pm Tickets $12 at the Brewery or on ticketriver,com or $15 at the door

Rapid Media's 10th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families. 

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is produced by Rapid Media. Rapid Media also publishes four leading paddlesports magazines: Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Anglermagazines. Your ticket to a Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour stop includes a free one-year digital edition subscription to all of the above magazines. Special offer details are available in your evening program.

Enjoy the show.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:09

Paddle and Pick Concert Series

Written by Liz Busch Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:02


Paddle and Pick Concert Series: Pure Michigan in an Evening

Mike Gilmore World Music Trio August 9th

Join us for this unique musical vacation. The only Saturday Paddle and Pick!! These gentleman are all incredibly and diversely talented. Be prepared to be have a relaxing and enjoyable night down by the river! Paddle trips running all day, music at 8pm! Take the School Rd trip and land in front of the Apple Tree Stage

Mike Gilmore (Northwoods Improvisors) - Acoustic Guitar & Marimba

Mike Johnston - Acoustic Bass & Flutes

Mike List - Tabla, Frame Drum & Percussion

G.S. Harper August 22nd

Paddle and Pick on a Friday, The Last Paddle and Pick of the Season!! Buckley's friend and Texas/Ohio Superstar G.S. Harper loves to perform at Buckley's, he has a good time you will have a great time!



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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:12

Reel Paddling Film Festival 2014

Written by Liz Busch Monday, 20 January 2014 15:18


Buckley's is proud to present for the third year in Mt Pleasant the 9th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival. Enjoy the best in Paddling cinema while enjoying the best in. Michigan Beer at the Mt Pleasant Brewing Company 614 w. Pickard, Mt Pleasant. April 19th 2014, 7pm

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.

With over 25 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

With your $12 ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you can enter the Yakima Take It Easy Sweepstakes for a chance to win a complete base rack package. You also receive free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, a $39 value. You will also be supporting the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy. More information coming soon!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:45

Thank you!

Written by Liz Busch Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:02

Thank you for a great 2013 season! We are pretty much closed for the year although if we have nice weather we can often be talked into a run up to School Rd ;) please email at for the quickest response. We still have two used Rivieras for $300 a piece or TWO for $500! That is half price! Or a brand new Cruise 12 for $699, that is $200 off! They would make great holiday gifts! 

Check out this website or especially our Facebook page for news and special events! Have a great winter!

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Fall Hours

Written by Liz Busch Monday, 02 September 2013 10:45

Fall Hours

After Labor Day please call for reservations on weekdays, we are usually here but are sometimes called away for part of the day. Weekends open 10-5:30 until October 6th, weather permitting. Never hesitate to call ahead!

Don't forget our Fall Colors Brewer's Paddle September 29th!! Reserve canoe or kayak for this wonderful event. Ride too and from Mt Pleasant Brewing company 24oz beer in souvenier bottle, 2-3 hour trip, chili dinner all for only $35 a person ($30 when you use bottle from last year)

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