You can enjoy the Grand River throughout the year. From kayaking and fishing to running and exercising, there is something for everyone.
The public boat launch at Riverside Park is a scenic place to begin your boating journey on the river. It’s located on Riverside Park Drive NW.
For information on Michigan boating laws, registrations and fees, rules on the water and more, visit the Michigan Recreational Boating Information System.
You’ll find steelhead, salmon, smallmouth bass, lake trout and more when fishing in the Grand River. For a complete guide to fishing, visit Experience Grand Rapids’ website below.
The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department offers kayak rentals on the Riverside Park lagoon during the spring and summer months for ages 10+.
You’ll find 6 outdoor exercise stations along the Grand River – thanks to a partnership between the City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. The stations are along a quarter-mile stretch between Sixth Street and Canal parks and include:
The Grand Rapids Riverwalk on the west side of the Grand River and Grand River Edges Trail on the east side are both great ways to reconnect with the river on foot or by bike.
They pass under bridges, through parks and near local businesses and restaurants to offer a variety of experiences for everyone.