Tag Archives: Jackson MI

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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Write For Our Blog . . . Please

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Sept 8: The Grand in Lansing

Joe Writes . . .  I recently observed that Jackson, MI, had not taken advantage of the river flowing through its heart.  Today I scouted the Grand in downtown Lansing, in preparation for an upcoming paddle, and it appears that Lansing … Continue reading

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Sept 5: How Way Leads On To Way

Joe Writes . . . I will remember the summer of 2016 as the summer of the canoe.  It’s sort of funny how this whole thing started, this idea to canoe the length of the Grand.  It’s funny, too, how … Continue reading

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A Brief Photo Essay: the source and the terminus

The Grand near its source in Liberty Township, Jackson County.  With firm footing, a good high school long jumper could clear its width . . .  . . . contrast with the Grand at its mouth, where it empties into … Continue reading

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August 26: Sharp Park to Downtown Jackson

Joe Writes . . .  We canoed for 5 hours yesterday and never saw another soul out on the water, at least not until we woke a homeless guy sleeping under a bridge as we approached downtown Jackson.  I’m pretty … Continue reading

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August 19, 2016: Approaching Jackson

Tom writes . . .  We made it from Vandercook Lake all the way to the city limit of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The river flows generally northward in this section, but still is very twisty. The river is … Continue reading

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August 19, largely photos

Vandercook Lake to Ella Sharp Park Joe writes . . .  There is water in the river as a result of 5″ of rain a few days ago.  This was a nice stretch because we had some open water paddling … Continue reading

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August 7, 2016: Starting Down the Grand

TOM WRITES . . .  Joe and I met at a very nice place, Vandercook Lake, south of Jackson, Michigan. And then we drove to a place that is not really even a place, just a little bridge on a … Continue reading

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