In Lansing we’ve all heard of the River Trail--the 20-mile plus network of paved trails alongside the Grand and Red Cedar rivers. Thousands of walkers, runners and bikers use it yearly.
Is it time for a Grand River ‘water trail?’
A number of river and paddling enthusiasts would say ‘yes.’
A water trail offers canoeists and kayakers a more guided paddling experience, with better-marked access points and other amenities. Proponents say water trails can also generate tourism for communities along its route.