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2 years 2 months ago

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Ann Arbor, one of our five Trail Towns, now has a four-sided stone base kiosk at Argo Park. The go-to spot for Water Trail information! Generously donated by Mori, Cedric, Sorbie, and Roxie Richner. (2015)
2 years 11 months ago

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Ford Lake dam portage reconstruction is complete and new signs were installed at the upstream side of the portage down to the launch (river left) in North Hydro Park (pictured). (2016)
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wonderful access to water here. the portage off Ford lake isn't well marked and is much longer than listed on water council map.
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2 years 10 months ago

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Ypsilanti, one of our five Trail Towns, now has a four-sided stone base kiosk at Riverside Park. The go-to spot for Water Trail information! Generously donated by the Butcko Family. (2015)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/ypsilanti/
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The addition of this one-of-a-kind canoe and kayak slide on the steep portage route at Barton Dam in Ann Arbor improves the user experience. (2014)
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Flat Rock, one of our five Trail Towns, has a four-sided stone base kiosk featuring Water Trail information at the entrance to Huron Park. Generously donated by DTE Energy Foundation. (2015)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/flat-rock/
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Dexter, one of our five Trail Towns, has a four-sided stone base kiosk to share information about the City and the Huron River Water Trail. (2013)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/dexter/
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Milford, one of our five Trail Towns, installed a four-sided stone base kiosk near the river at Central Park, creating a go-to place for Huron River Water Trail and Milford amenities. (2016)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/milford/
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Ann Arbor, one of our five Trail Towns, will install a four-sided stone base kiosk (like the one pictured at Argo Park) as part of its Gallup Park renovations, providing a place for Water Trail information. (2017)
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2 years 10 months ago

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A series of mini-documentary films tell RiverUp! stories of efforts to revitalize the Huron and its communities. This one features the City of Dexter and work to remove the Dam, restore Mill Creek and create a community asset for the people of Dexter. (2014)

https://youtu.be/kLmnPIZxtgE
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A series of mini-documentary films share RiverUp! stories of revitalizing the Huron and its communities. This one features the Huron River Watershed Council and the installation of two nesting platforms that will provide critical habitat in Ann Arbor for Osprey. (2015)

https://youtu.be/uDWuRy-pDIg
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A series of mini-documentary films tell stories of revitalizing the Huron River and its communities. This one features Mike Schultz, a local fly fishing business owner who shares his inspiration and some interesting observations about the progress that has been made. (2014)

https://youtu.be/TN0RSsRGTaE
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Installation of two osprey nesting platforms at South Pond and Furstenberg Pond in Ann Arbor will enhance habitat. Park users can enjoy watching the nesting season without disturbing the birds. (2015)

https://youtu.be/uDWuRy-pDIg
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Improvements at the Washtenaw County-owned Flook Dam near the Chain of Lakes will include new landing, launch, and water trail signage. (2016)
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The Water Trail inspired artistic and interactive experiences along the river with a 3-month exhibit of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection through its Inside|Out program. Each of the five Trail Towns hosted three works of art in locations like Huroc Park in Flat Rock. (2015)
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2 years 9 months ago

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The Superior Portage (river right) was re-opened with new features such as a low dock for canoe and kayak take-out, a graded gravel path, and new sheltered launch area in quiet waters. (2012)
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Water Trail users now enjoy better access to Island Park amenities with the completion of a new launch and landing for canoes and kayaks, replacing the eroded and undersized (and unofficial) landing just upstream that had become the take-out spot for paddlers. (2014)
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Invasive shrubs were removed and sight lines to the river opened up, hand rails on the stairs were installed, concrete cleaned, and an access path and launch graded and gravel added. The access is safer and easier to use. HRWC is working with an artist to create a mural on the concrete wall at the base of the overlook. (2016)
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2 years 9 months ago

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The Peninsular dam provided power to the Peninsular Paper company which was built on the south side of the river in 1867. The site now has a safe, well-marked portage for paddlers! (2014)
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2 years 9 months ago

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The section of the Huron River through Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township provides the opportunity to improve awareness of and access to the automotive and labor movement history associated with the era of auto production. Through the RiverUp! project, HRWC and SmithGroupJJR facilitated local stakeholders in creation of the master plan for an Automotive Heritage District. The master plan documents seven auto heritage, four commercial, and 14 recreational destinations within its limits. Signs are installed as part of an interpretive program with the goal of enhancing recreational tourism and transforming the Huron into a destination.

http://www.hrwc.org/our-work/programs/riverup/
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The Water Trail inspired artistic and interactive experiences along the river with a 3-month exhibit of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection through its Inside|Out program. Each of the five Trail Towns hosted three works of art in locations like Frog Island Park in Ypsilanti. (2015)
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The Water Trail inspired artistic and interactive experiences along the river with a 3-month exhibit of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection through its Inside|Out program. Each of the five Trail Towns hosted three works of art at riverside locations. Ann Arbor also hosted "Canoe Imagine Art" four installations featuring retired canoes. (2015)
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The Water Trail inspired artistic and interactive experiences along the river with a 3-month exhibit of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection through its Inside|Out program. Each of the five Trail Towns hosted three works of art in locations like Monument and Mill Creek Parks and the District Library in Dexter. (2015)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/dexter/
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The Water Trail inspired artistic and interactive experiences along the river with a 3-month exhibit of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection through its Inside|Out program. Each of the five Trail Towns hosted three works of art in locations like Central Park in Milford. (2015)

http://huronriverwatertrail.org/trail-towns/milford/
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1 year 2 months ago

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due to bad weather we were unable to camp, so we found a nice hiding spot here for our gear and hiked up to the Mariott.
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1 year 2 months ago

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After about 8 hours of straight rain on the river with a group of six heading to Lake Erie, we stopped here for lunch during the rain. Cheryl who runs both Aargo and Gallup liveries was kind enough to open the lobby and give us shelter and warmth. We gained enough energy to make it to ford lake and hike to the Mariott. Cannot say enough about the kindess Cheryl bestowed on us.
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1 year 2 months ago

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The cascades are awesome.
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1 year 2 months ago

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The boat slide are great. The dock off barton pond is horrible for kayaks and canoes especially if you have any amount of gear with you.
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