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Make plans to join GREAT on Sunday, June 16th, for a Father’s Day paddle trip!

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 10:14:26-04

The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have the next activity scheduled for Sunday, June 16. What a great way to spend Father’s Day! They’ll be paddling on the St. Joseph River in Hillsdale County – putting in at Fayette St, off M-99 in Hillsdale (approx. address is 49 Fayette St. W, Hillsdale) and traveling to US-12 in Jonesville (near State Farm Insurance, 111 W. Chicago St, Jonesville).

Please arrive at the put in location no later than 11:00AM, so we have time to shuttle your vehicles to the take out location. This 4.4 mile trip will last approximately 2.5 to 4 hours. This stretch of the river is mostly woods and wetlands, and is a fairly easy paddle with few sharp bends. It should be a great time for the whole family!

To reserve a canoe or kayak for this paddle, please call (517)416-4234 or email

Go to and click on Calendar to access trip map and river attributes.

Bring your own kayak or use one of GREAT’s.

The G.R.E.A.T. May trip on the Grand River trip was delayed and eventually cancelled due to weather.

The mission of GREAT is to promote the protection and preservation of the Grand River Watershed through activities and educational programs. Founded in 1990, the Grand River Environmental Action Team is a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of and restoration of the Upper Grand River Watershed in Jackson County of south central Michigan. Map G.R.E.A.T. organizes clean-up activities & monthly public canoe outings to create environmental awareness.

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