Tag Archives: Grand Rapids Michigan

Birdwatching Hotspots in Grand Rapids Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Once spring arrives and northerly bird migrations begin, Jan Lewis will grab her camera and head out to Reeds Lake. With its marshes, boardwalks and tree-lined shores, the East Grand Rapids resident and prize-winning bird photographer finds … Continue reading

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2016 Fishing Season: Grand Rapids Waters Offer Plenty of Opportunity

Spring fishing. What’s not to like? The air is clear and cool and birds are often singing. Fish are hungry and readily take bait, lures and flies. It’s a time brimming with excitement for Grand Rapids anglers no matter whether … Continue reading

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Citizen Foresters Green Grand Rapids By Planting Trees

By Howard Meyerson People often think forests grow somewhere other than in cities, but licensed forester Margaret Studer says it’s not so. Urban forests are found all around Grand Rapids – in parks, residential neighborhoods and even cemeteries. That’s why … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids-Area’s Winter Adventure Race is the largest in the U.S.

By Howard Meyerson More than 400 hearty winter adventurers will test their mettle and wits this weekend when they gather in the woods outside of Grand Rapids to compete in the 5th annual Michigan Adventure Race Winter Edition – the … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Golf Course Becomes Winter Bike Destination

By Howard Meyerson The middle of winter may be a treacherous time for cyclists, but you wouldn’t know it to visit Indian Trails Golf Course. That’s where fat-tire bike enthusiasts gather on Wednesdays to ride its snowy, three-mile groomed trail. The 88-year-old … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Area Gun Clubs Offer Plenty of Winter Fun

By Howard Meyerson Once winter arrives in West Michigan and fields get blanketed with snow, shooting sports enthusiasts turn to area clubs for fun and camaraderie.  Regardless of their shooting preference, trap, skeet and sporting clays or dressing up like a cowboy for … Continue reading

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Hunt on Your Schedule at Grand Rapids Area Pheasant Preserves

By Howard Meyerson Scott Brosier was 13 years into his career as a Midland County sheriff’s deputy when he decided to call it quits. Law enforcement work had become a grind. He longed to spend his days working outdoors, training … Continue reading

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Grand River coho salmon run expected to be hot

By Howard Meyerson As summer winds down and thoughts turn to fall, area sport anglers often turn their attention to the Grand River. September is prime time for salmon runs. The city’s downtown fishery is next to none, drawing anglers … Continue reading

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North Country Trail offers unique hiking opportunity near Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids is a walker’s paradise, full of parks where an hour or more can be spent outdoors walking. But for those who seek an entire day on the trail, an excellent opportunity is found just 30 … Continue reading

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Adventure, endurance races aplenty this fall in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids is known for a lot of things: Art Prize, the Grand River, and a booming craft-beer economy are among them, but the city is also gaining recognition in the gonzo world of physically challenging events. … Continue reading

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