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Thornapple River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: May 16, 2010
Nearest City: Grand Rapids, MI
Difficulty: Easy


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.


Grand Rapids, Kentwood, has it all.




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

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