After you cross under the railroad bridge, you enter the Harbor Shores golf course and neighborhood developments. this quiet and somewhat secluded area is fairly open and abundant in wildlife. Remnants of the old industry in Benton Harbor have been replaced by tree lined golf cart paths and quiet marsh land.
We only traveled an hour up stream but could have gone further. The river was clear of obstructions and remained navigable. The scenery transitioned from marshy flats to lightly wooded hills. This is definitely a trip we will repeat and dedicate more time to.