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YPSI FALL RIVER DAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018DISCOUNT PADDLING AND FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES ON THE HURON RIVER
August 16, 2018, Ypsilanti—Enjoy fall on the Huron River at Ypsi Fall River Day at Riverside Park, Sunday, September 23 rd , Noon-3pm. There will be kayak trips and free family-friendly activities including kids’ crafts and games, live birds of prey, a nature walk, cider and donuts and more hosted by the City of Ypsilanti Parks &Recreation Commission.
Have fun on the Huron River with a paddle trip—perfect for beginner and experienced kayakers alike, equipment and transportation provided. Special prices are $10 for a single kayak; $15 for a two-person kayak. Paddle the river as it winds through Ypsilanti into Ford Lake. Launch from Frog Island Park anytime between 12-3pm. Catchthe shuttle back to the park from a designated downstream takeout on the hour, 1-4pm. There will be basic instruction for beginners. Walk up registration and a limited number of kayaks available.
Join the free family fun at Riverside Park with exhibitors and demonstrations. Learn about birds of prey from the Leslie Science & Nature Center, take a nature hike with Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation, or go on a riverside Trail Towns walk with the Huron River Watershed Council. There will be music, kids’ crafts and games, an educational program on river wildlife by the Huron Clinton Metroparks Mobile Learning Center. Other exhibitors include the Friends of the Border To Border Trail, the National Wildlife Federation and Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited. For more information about the program schedule and paddle trips, see the Ypsilanti Parks & RecreationCommission web page at www.cityofypsilanti.com/303 or www.facebook.com/ypsilantiparksandrec
The Huron River is a designated National Water Trail. Fall River Day is a celebration of the river and of Ypsilanti as one of five Trail Towns.
Ypsi Fall River Day is hosted by the Ypsilanti Parks & Recreation Commission with support from the Huron River Watershed Council, Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation, Washtenaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Ypsilanti.
The Parks & Recreation Commission is appointed by the Ypsilanti City Council to ensure recreational programs and opportunities are afforded all citizens, by encouraging public-private partnerships between the City, local businesses, organizations, neighborhoods, Washtenaw County, and neighboring townships and by encouragingvolunteerism. The goal of the Recreation Commission is to seek sustainable alternatives and methods for making recreational programming available to the citizens of the City of Ypsilanti, www.cityofypsilanti.com/303 .
The Huron River Water Trail is a 104-mile (167 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river’s natural environment, its history and the communities it touches in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula . Milford, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Flat Rock are designated Trail Towns—destinations along the Huron River Water Trail where trail users can venture off the trail to enjoy the scenery, services, and heritage of a community that identifies with the river but that is infused with its own character and charm. TheHuron River Water Trail is a project of the Huron River Watershed Council and RiverUp! and is recognized as a National Water Trail, www.huronriverwatertrail.org .