A friend of mine who lives in the Saginaw area of Michigan is considering getting involved in kayaking. Are there any Paddling Clubs-Links-Quality padding shops that someone might recommend him to take a look at?
Local paddling club
The closest paddling club is East Coast Paddlers (http://www.eastcoastpaddlers.org/) in the Tri-City area. There are some paddling shops, one in Auburn and another in E. Tawas, though their supplies are somewhat limited.
East Coast Paddling Club
I am acquainted with some in this group. A really great bunch of people.