GRAF members and friends will meet up for a beautiful fall paddle on the Mississippi River near Grand Rapids in September. Kayakers and canoeists of all experience levels are welcome! It’s an easy launch area with light current (and no rapids), and we’ll stay out on the water for no more than 1 1/2 hours. If you’d prefer a shorter outing, you could also turn back earlier. After the paddle, we’ll head over to Florio’s in Cohasset (just down the road) for food, drink and social time.
If you aren’t interested in the paddle, please still join us at Florio’s if you can! The more, the merrier! We’ll probably arrive there around 4:30-4:45pm.
Here are the details:
Date: Sunday, Sept. 13th (as long as it’s not raining-if you’re not sure call Amy’s cell at #259-1476).
Launch: 3:00pm. We’ll paddle back east toward Grand Rapids (the river follows Highway 2 and travels under County Road 63…behind the Showboat Landing…and continues to the Blandin dam).
Social time: Upon our return to shore, probably starting 4:30-4:45pm at Florio’s in Cohasset on Highway 2.
Paddling Location: Boat launch/parking lot on Blackwater Road (near Minnesota Power Boswell Energy Center) in Cohasset.
Directions: the turn-off is on Highway 2, five miles west of Old Central School in Grand Rapids. It’s the first road on the left just west of the City Hall stoplight in Cohasset, across the road from the Dollar General Store. Turn left there on NW 3rd St./County Highway 87 and drive .7 mile to Blackwater Road. Turn left on Blackwater Road and continue for another half mile until you reach the parking lot/boat launch.
BYOB–bring your own boat! And please don’t forget your life jacket!
Looking forward to it and hoping there might be some fall colors to enjoy by then. Any questions? Call Amy at #259-1476 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.