Thornapple River

Hastings, Michigan 49058

Thornapple River

Thornapple River Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
5 - 6 hours
Class I
Best May to June, September to October
USGS Maple Grove, Dowling, Hastings, Middleville
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Jul 2018