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105. Grand River Heritage Water Trail

April 15, 2011

The Grand River Heritage Water Trail is part of a system of Michigan Heritage Water Trails authorized by public act 454 of the Michigan legislature in 2002. it is coordinated and overseen by the Great Lakes Center for Maritime Studies at Western Michigan University.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission has chosen to provide this service to residents and visitors of Ottawa County because the Grand River represents a tremendous recreational resource that is available for use and enjoyment by many for peaceful paddling, the exploration of parks and other sites; learning about the river’s natural characteristics and discovery of the rich human history of Ottawa County tied directly to the river.

The Grand River Heritage Water Trail in Ottawa County provides basic information on places to access the river; educational explanations of natural features to be observed; descriptions of county parks and open spaces where stops can be made; and interesting historical points of interest to help explain the colorful and rich local history tied to the Grand River. Also included are links to the weather, a trip planner, special self guided tours, information regarding water safety and etiquette, a photo gallery and information regarding the Grand River Greenway Initiative. References are provided as a link to sources of more information.

For more information visit: http://www.miottawa.org/ParksVI/WaterTrail/default.htm

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