Tag Archives: Kayaking

Grand Rapids couple to paddle the Mississippi for clean water

By Howard Meyerson Every now and then we get an opportunity to express in life those things we hold dear – a point where we live our ideals. Gary and Linda DeKock are two such people who do that regularly, … Continue reading

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Rogue River Expedition Highlights West Michigan’s Natural Beauty and Promotes Water Quality

There is a lot to be said for seeing things first-hand and a group of 100 paddlers will do that in June. That’s when they will explore the upper and lower Rogue River during a two-day float called Rogue River … Continue reading

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Dress for Immersion: Lessons you don’t learn when buying kayaks, offered at clinics

By Howard Meyerson I was thumbing through a paddling catalogue the other night, looking for new wetsuit booties, when it occurred to me that a wetsuit top might also be in order. Lake Michigan is expected to be colder than … Continue reading

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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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Natural State: Black River paddle an enjoyable, wild outing

By Howard Meyerson BANGOR, MI — The heat of the day seemed to slip away as our group floated into the shady reaches of the Black River where its gentle current carried us forward and the overhead canopy offered cool … Continue reading

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Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail Nearly Finished

By Howard Meyerson SOUTH HAVEN, MI – It’s been eight long years since work began on the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail, the 21-mile canoe and kayak route down the South Branch of the Black River between the two cities, … Continue reading

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Anglers brace for changes to Grand Rapids’ unique urban fishery

Will bringing the rapids back to Grand Rapids be a boom or bust scenario for this Midwest city, the second largest in the state of Michigan?  The answer is different depending on who is talking. Local whitewater enthusiasts pushing for the … Continue reading

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Paddling to the next level: Jeff Neumann, avid canoer, kayaker, opens business

By Howard Meyerson Jeff Neumann is no stranger to canoes. He got his first taste of paddling as a 10-year-old boy, in Quincy, Ill. That’s where he and a cousin lashed two canoes together and spent idyllic days floating in … Continue reading

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Paddlers called to help map Lake Michigan Water Trail

By Howard Meyerson With spring just around the corner, paddlers already are making plans. And some are thinking about the waters of Lake Michigan. This is likely to be a big year for the Lake Michigan Water Trail, the four-state … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I have no idea where this is, but it is a great photo of some place I’d like to visit. It was shot by Tait Trautman Photography and was found on the NRS Facebook page. You never know when you will need another … Continue reading

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