Dynamic Variation:

Grand River Coho Salmon Fishing

As summer winds down and thoughts turn to fall, area sport anglers often turn their attention to the Grand River. September is prime time for salmon runs. The city’s downtown fishery draws anglers…

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Plenty of Places to Launch in Grand Rapids

Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat…

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Cross-Country Skiing in Grand Rapids

One of the great thing about Grand Rapids is the city’s close proximity to wildlife, nature, and beautiful outdoor scenes. You can easily find yourself in a winter wonderland within minutes of…

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Steelhead Fishing in the Grand Rapids Area

They hit hard, leap high and run like a freight train when hooked. It’s no wonder steelhead are considered one of the country’s top sport fish – and it’s no surprise that hundreds of anglers converge…

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Skiing

Every season brings great outdoor recreation opportunities that are easily accessible from downtown Grand Rapids. In winter, downhill ski aficionados flock to Cannonsburg Ski Area, just 20 minutes…

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West Michigan Winter Sports

One of the distinct benefits of living in West Michigan is that we can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons. It’s one of the reasons visitors like coming here. No matter the weather, there’s plenty to…

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Hit the Trails with West Michigan’s Mountain Biking Guide

The West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) is a group of individuals who help to maintain and develop mountain bike trails in the local area. In West Michigan alone, the WMMBA has designed…

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Beginner’s Guide to Fishing in Grand Rapids

Anglers of all experience levels can find a great amount of fish in and around the Grand Rapids area no matter what season it is. Kent County has an abundance of flowing rivers, lakes, and ponds in…

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Paddling Grand Rapids: So Much Water, So Many Choices

Grand Rapids has been named America’s Best River Town (Outside Magazine) and one of the country’s Top 10 Beach Towns (National Geographic). So it’s no surprise that the area is a mecca for stand up…

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