Ottawa County Parks hosting river kayak trips

Ottawa County Parks is again offering its kayak trips this spring along the Pigeon River in Port Sheldon Township. Trips are scheduled for Thursday, April 14; Wednesday, April 27; Sunday, May 8; and Saturday, June 4. All trips will begin at 1 p.m. at Hemlock Crossing and last about three hours.
Apr 2, 2011


These adult leisurely paddles, led by parks naturalist Kristen Hintz, are geared for first-timers as well as experienced paddlers who want to enjoy the plants, animals and other natural features along the river corridor. Each trip includes a lesson on the basics of kayaking by staff from Kayak-Kayak in Holland.

Participants will paddle about 1.5 miles from Hemlock Crossing County Park to Pine Bend, and then back upstream to Hemlock Crossing.

The trip fee is $35 per person and includes kayaks, paddles and life jackets. There are also a limited number of spaces for those bringing their own kayaks for $15 per person.
Advanced registration is required for everyone, as space is limited. A letter with trip details will be sent in advance to those registered.

To register or for more information, call the county’s Nature Education Center at 616-786-4847. 


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