Tag Archives: Grand River

Perch Fishing and Foghorns

We’re going out on the river tomorrow: ending up in Ionia. I just asked a guy at an AA meeting if he knew where that was. “Yeah,” he said. “I was in prison there.” I expect we’ll be eating lunch … Continue reading

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Over the Dam, Through the Chute and Into Lyons

This and That Tuesday  July 24, 2018. Webber Dam to Lyons, MI. About 7 miles. Joe Writes . . .  We could call the stretch of the Grand River between Portland and Lyons ‘Bald Eagle Byway.’ We had numerous sightings … Continue reading

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Sore Butts and Herons

Tom Writes . . . Holy 2018! June 22 and 23 – Jones Road to Webber Dam. Eagle, Michigan, to the boondocks between Portland and Lyons. We paddled two days in a row. First time we have been on the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Welcomes

Joe Writes . . . Paddling the Grand, a bit short of Portland, we came upon a lovely oasis and an invitation to pause and rest. While ‘No Trespassing’ signs are common along the river’s bank, a homemade sign here … Continue reading

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Snapping Turtles and Olive Loaf

February 9, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  A belated Happy New Year. We are anxious to get on the river again, even to the extent of planning to paddle amidst the ice floes if we get a winter thaw. … Continue reading

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The River Heals

December 23, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  Happy Holidays to all who care about rivers, woods and water in Michigan and all over this land. Be vigilant; these are perilous times. I was recently gobsmacked by the realization that … Continue reading

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Startling Discovery Along the Grand

In the winter, when weekly outings are not possible, the mind roams more freely in search of a topic . . . Joe Writes . . .  Conspiracy Against American Masculinity? While canoeing the Grand River I believe I uncovered … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat the Red Berries!

December 1, 2017 Tom Writes . . . Grand Ledge Dam to Jones Road Bridge in Eaton County  Training for the Winter Canoe Olympics We really like our canoe, and we really like our river, and, we are couple of … Continue reading

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A Rare December Outing on the Grand

Joe Posts . . .  Travel down the river with us – digitally, at least –  while we wait for Tom’s customary – and interesting – travelogue piece about our December 1st outing from the dam at Fitzgerald Park near … Continue reading

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A Post-Thanksgiving Hike Along the Grand

Tom Writes . . .  Golden Friday – November 24, 2017 (Exactly One Month before Christmas Eve) Grand Ledge, Michigan In two years on the river, the town of Grand Ledge is the farthest downstream we have paddled. Today we … Continue reading

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