Category Archives: Grand River

The Grand and the Betsie: Two Different Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  I recently stopped at an old friend’s cabin on the Betsie River in northern Michigan, not far from (as my brother might say) the nifty Lake Michigan town of Frankfort. I had not been at … Continue reading

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Daylillies in Southern Michigan

July 11, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Canoeing in Michigan requires a lot of driving in Michigan, out on the country roads, to get to the canoe launch sites and pull-out sites. As Joe and I drive through these … Continue reading

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Glass Half-Full On The Grand

Joe Writes: It’s difficult to be optimistic about the future of the Grand during these last few weeks of winter, but I’m trying. First comes the story of 2 million gallons of sewage being dumped into the river just a … Continue reading

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The River in Winter

 Joe Writes . . .  Driving across the state from Ann Arbor to Grand Rapids and back today, I took the opportunity to check in on the Grand in a few spots, including two areas we canoed this summer.  The … Continue reading

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Trump Wins Along the Grand, too

Vote for me and I’ll set you free! Joe Writes . . .  Michigan’s Grand River runs through seven counties.  Those counties – listed in order from the river’s source to its terminus – are Jackson, Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, … Continue reading

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Write For Our Blog . . . Please

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Lansing to Grand Ledge

Tom writes . . . Lansing, Michigan to the Nifty Town of Grand Ledge, Michigan, October 18, 2016 We put the boat in the water just below Lansing’s substantial dam. Foamy water with some sort of sewer smell. Lansing is … Continue reading

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