The Grand River Waterway

connecting West Michigan to Lake Michigan
and the Great Lakes


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The Idea

The Grand River Waterway Project is a new initiative that will benefit West Michigan by safely linking the Grand River water course from Lake Michigan to downtown Grand Rapids. This effort will result in greater economic vitality for our area of the state through enhanced recreational activities and increased tourism. 



Several studies show  immense potential for this project. For more information, please visit the Documents page.


Finished Project 

The Grand River has come full circle. Millions of dollars in water treatment have produced the relative cleanliness of today's river, returning the waterway to its historic utility as a resource to be treasured and respected. And that makes The Grand River Waterway Project a true heir to the river stewardship begun decades ago.  Once completed, the return on investment for this new initiative will be its own enduring legacy.