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The Middle Grand River Water Trail
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The Middle Grand River Water Trail

About the Trail

The Middle Grand River Water Trail (MGRWT) is an 87-mile inland paddling trail that connects tourists and residents alike to the beauty and history of Michigan’s longest river. With 33 well-established launch sites, signage, and navigational tools, the MGRWT is accessible to both beginners and skilled paddlers. Leisurely paddle to parks and restaurants on the river’s slow moving backwaters through downtown Lansing, or experience some of the state’s best smallmouth bass fishing in the remote, boulder-strewn runs further downstream. There’s a trip for everyone on the Middle Grand; use this 360° virtual tour to help plan yours!

Jump ahead to access sites in the Highlights section below. Once in the 360° viewer, click the green text box with the access site label to launch site photos and list of attributes.  

In the map viewer, green dots represent access sites. Orange dots represent hazards such as dam portages and swift water sections. Learn what to expect on the water by virtually visiting ahead of time. 

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