2017 GREAT Dates


Special Events:

March 15th (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Steve’s Ranch, (311 Louis Glick, downtown Jackson)
Dinner $15.00 charge; Cocktails 6:00, PM Food 6:30 PM., Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Speakers: Gary and Linda DeKock “Paddling the Grand River and Mississippi Rivers”
Attendees must RSVP for food: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org by Monday, March 13th

April 22rd (Sat.) 1:00-4:00 PM
JAOC Earth Day
Sparks Foundation Park (Cascades)
Enjoy the booths and activities of many local outdoor and environmental organizations.
Paddle GREAT’s boats in the park lagoons

Adopt A Stream Date
Stream Collection: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1-4 PM, Jackson County Conservation Office, 211 W. Ganson, Suite 200, Jackson, MI 49201
RSVP  (517) 395-2089 or

All paddle events are open to the public. To reserve a kayak or canoe (no charge) and to check trip status due to weather status, call GREAT 517 416-4234 or check http://www.great-mi.org. Cancelled trips and clean-up will be rescheduled for the following weekend unless posted on web otherwise. Waivers must be signed at Put-in. A PFD must be worn at all times. Arrive no later than 11:30 AM for car placement shuttle. Trip Procedures and Paddling Tips. Waivers must be signed and given to trip leader at put-in: Adult Form; if under18 yrs., Minor Form (also available at put-in)

Paddle Events:

April 9th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River (2 to 3 Hour Paddle) (3.4 Mile Trip)
Jefferson Rd (US 127 Bridge in Liberty Twp.) to US 127 (Bridge North of Reed Road)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

May 21st (Sun.) 12 Noon
River Raisin (Washtenaw County) (2 to 3 Hour Paddle) (4.7 Mile Trip)
Sharon Hollow (at the Mill) to Manchester Dam
(Main Street lot near Edward Jones)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

June 18th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River (2.5 to 4 Hour Paddle) (6.2 Mile Trip)Fourth Street (Michigan Center) to Lions Park
(Adams Street)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

July 16th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Huron River (Washtenaw County) (3 to 5 Hour Paddle) (8.5 Mile Trip)
Hudson Mills Metropark (Dexter) to Delhi Metropark (Ann Arbor)
A $10.00 Metropark Daily Pass is required.
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

August 20th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Center Lake Chain (3 to 4 Hour Paddle) (5.7 Miles)
DNR Boat Launch (Washington Street on Center Lake) to Little Wolf Lake County Park (Wolf Lk Rd.)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

September 9th (Sat.) 9 AM to 2 PM
Annual Grand River Clean-up
CMS Energy band shell off Cooper St. in Downtown Jackson. Contact us prior if you wish to bring a canoe (no kayaks).  Dress to be in or near the river.
Tools and lunch provided. Map

October 15th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River (2 to 3 Hour Paddle) (4.2 Mile Trip)
Trestle Park (Dixon Road) to Tompkins Road
(DNR Boat launch)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

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