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Thornapple River in Michigan

Trip Overview

We put in at the park at 68th St in Alaska and paddled down to Cascade, Leslie Tassell Park. My son and I were in the Loon 15t and my wife and 3-year old daughter were in the new 12' Vapor.

We had current for the first mile or so then it was nothing. A bit breezy and a lot of paddling. The trip took 2 hours and a lot of work. I see that there are a lot of boats in slips along the way so this is no place for kayaking during the warm months at peak times; definitely a early morning trip. Airport traffic, highway bridges. Lots of houses, good experience. Easy in and out and back home in no time. Might do it again out of bordem.

Accommodations:

Grand Rapids, Kentwood, has it all.

Fees:

No

Directions:

M-37 south of Grand Rapids, East on 68th st. 3 mi. to Alaska.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip