Hey, Spring! Are you on your way? Im waiting...patiently In the meantime, Im imagining a beautiful morning paddling on the water. In Lansing you may ask? Well, why not? With the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers winding through our region, and the small lakes that dot the area, Greater Lansing abounds with places to put in a canoe or kayak. I can just picture itcant you? If this is the sort of thing that floats your boat, then head over this Saturday to the 18th Annual Quiet Water Symposium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion. This gathering celebrates non-motorized outdoor recreation and shares information from conservation groups and nature centers. There is an exhibit floor with a wide variety of outfitters, liveries, and informational booths as well some handcrafted and historic watercraft displays. There are also some great presentations pertaining to water safety and skills, destinations and more. Admission is $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students (with ID) and Free for Children under 12.
Greater Lansing Rental Options:
- The Grand Fish rents out canoes and kayaks and have a great picnicking area right on the Grand River in downtown Lansing.
- Ingham County's Hawk Island Park and Burchfield Park rents pedal boats for rides on the lakes there.
- MSU Bikes Service Centerfor bicycle rental and repair.