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Join Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT) at Their Next Paddle Event

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 21:21:25-04

LANSING, Mich. — GREAT will be paddling from Vandercook Lake County Park to Ella Sharp Park in Jackson on Sunday, July 21. This 4.6 mile trip should take 2.5 to 4 hours. They’ll put in at the Vandercook Lake boat launch located at the east end of Floyd/Avenue C St (approx. address is 320 Avenue C St, Jackson, MI). Enjoy the great variety of this route as paddlers will experience two medium size lakes with some outstanding homes & cottages, one very natural undeveloped lake, a winding river through natural woods and wetlands, and finally the backyards of many interesting properties before arriving at the city of Jackson’s Ella Sharp Park – taking out at Maplewood Drive. Come experience the beautiful lakes and river just south of the city of Jackson!

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.

Please note there is the possibility of portages around some low dams, depending upon water level – but don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you!

Go to and click on Calendar to access trip map and river attributes. 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. June trip on the Grand River trip was delayed due to weather. It was held the following Sunday and a great time was had by all who attended.

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