Thornapple River

Hastings, Michigan

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An easygoing stream that meanders through low southwest Michigan woodlands. The Thornapple River is one of the Grand River’s major tributaries, but only a small portion of its 100-mile length is good for float trips. Its upper sections—from its origins in Eaton County to Thornapple Lake—are too small and tangled for enjoyable canoeing, while the river below Irving consists of a series of dam-created reservoirs that are heavily developed. In between, however, is a 14-mile stretch of river that is suitable for family outings.
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Paddling Michigan

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)

An easygoing stream that meanders through low southwest Michigan woodlands. The Thornapple River is one of the Grand River’s major tributaries, but only a small portion of its 100-mile length is good for float trips.

Its upper sections—from its origins in Eaton County to Thornapple Lake—are too small and tangled for enjoyable canoeing, while the river below Irving consists of a series of dam-created reservoirs that are heavily developed. In between, however, is a 14-mile stretch of river that is suitable for family outings.

©  Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Hastings
Distance: 14
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 - 6 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Best May to June, September to October
Local Maps: USGS Maple Grove, Dowling, Hastings, Middleville
Driving Directions: Directions to Thornapple River

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